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  Litsea mysorensis
 
  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Litsea mysorensis Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 130. 1925 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1236(865). 1925; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 702. 2009.
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  Description: Dioecious trees; branchlets slender, terete. Leaves simple, alternate; petiole upto 5 mm long, stout, pubescent; lamina 5-12 x 1-2.5 cm, lanceolate, oblong, linear-lanceolate or elliptic-oblong, base acute, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, chartaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers unisexual, yellowish, in subsessile umbellules; bracts orbicular, 3 mm long, seriaceous out and glabrous within; 5 flowers in each umbellule; perianth lobes 6, oblong, seriaceous out; stamens 9 perfect, in 3 rows, those of row 1 and 2 eglandular, those of 3 row glandular; filaments glabrous; staminodes 9, those of outer row subulate, those of inner row possess 2 glands at base; ovary half inferior, ovate, glabrous; style thick; stigma capitate. Fruit a berry.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-September
  District(s): Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: South India
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
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