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  Maesopsis eminii
 
  Family: RHAMNACEAE
  Citation:  Maesopsis eminii Engl., Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C. 255. 1895; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 67. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 130. 2005; P.V. Sreekumar & A.N. Henry in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 736. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 230. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kudamaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Umbrella tree
  Description: Trees to 30 m high, bark pale brown, furrowed; blaze red, branchlets pubescent. Leaves opposite or subopposite, deccussate; stipules subulate, cauducous; petiole 10-20 mm long, slender, glabrous; lamina 8.5-12 x 2.5-4, ovate-lanceolate, oblong-ovate or lanceolate, base obliquely obtuse, apex acuminate, margin serrate, glabrous, chartaceous; lateral nerves 7-10 pairs, parallel, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, greenish-yellow, 6 mm across; pedicel 0.5 cm; calyx tube obconic; lobes 5, deltoid; petals 5, green, orbicular, concave; disc 10-lobed; stamens 5, enclosed by the petals; ovary superior, ovoid, 1-celled, ovule-1, erect; style stout; stigma 5-furrowed. Fruit a drupe, to 3 x 1.5 cm, oblong-obovoid, orange, muricate; seed one.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-April
  District(s): Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Wayanad, Kannur, Palakkad, Kollam, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as shade tree in coffee plantation
  Distribution: Native of Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Thunakkadavu, Kakki hills
   
 
   
 
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