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  Mallotus atrovirens
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Mallotus atrovirens Muell.-Arg., Linnaea 34: 195. 1865; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 440. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1322(925). 1925; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 260. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 363. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 721. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 406. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 627. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 294. 2002; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 145. 2007; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 639. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 743. 2009.
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  Description: Small trees, to 7 mm high, bark ash-grey; blaze-dull yellow, branchlets glabrous. Leaves simple. opposite; stipules interpetiolar; petiole 5-20 mm long, stout, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 5.5-15 x 2-6 cm, elliptic-obovate or obovate, base acute or cuneate, apex acute or shortly acuminate, margin entire, glabrous above, yellow glandular beneath, chartaceous; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers unisexual, yellow, in axillary and terminal racemes; pedicels yellow glandular; perianth globose, glabrescent, densely glandular, separating into 3-5 lobes; ovary 2-4-celled, ovules one in each cell; stigma sessile, 2, plumose; stamens many, exserted, free. Fruit a capsule 5 x 7 mm, 2-lobed, smooth, yellow glandular; style deciduous; seeds 2, plano-convex or hemispherical, 3.5 x 4 mm; smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-July
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along riverbanks in semi-evergreen forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
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  Localities: Vazhachal, Muthalakkuzhi, Nilambur, Canoli, Mavelikkara
   
 
   
 
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