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  Litsea stocksii var. stocksii
 
  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Litsea stocksii (Meisner) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 176. 1886, var. stocksii; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1236(865). 1925; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 237. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 406. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 395. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 352. 1998. Tetranthera oblonga Nees var. stocksii Meisner in DC., Prodr. 15: 205. 1864.
  Malayalam Name(s): Varikkeera
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Medium trees; branchlets glabrous. Leaves to 15 x 5 cm, elliptic to obovate, acute, reddish beneath, glabrous; lateral nerves 7-9 pairs; petiole 1 cm long. Racemes 6 cm long. Umbellules few, peduncled; bracts orbicular, puberulus. Flowers pedicelled, 6-8 in an umbellule. Fruiting calyx 12 mm across, entire or crenate. Drupes 12 x 8 mm, obovoid, reddish brown, smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Arjunankotta, Nelluyampathy forests, Valiyaparathode, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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