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  Mallotus rhamnifolius
 
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  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Mallotus rhamnifolius Muell.-Arg., Linnaea 34: 196.1865; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5:440.1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1322(924). 1925; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 369. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 421. 1994; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 613. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 451. 2005; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 151. 2007; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 641. 2009.
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  Description: Large shrubs; young parts densely brown tomentose. Leaves opposite or alternate, 7-16 x 3.5-6.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, base cuneate or subrounded, apex acuminate, glabrous above, finely pubescent and yellow-glandular below, basally 3-ribbed; petiole to 10 cm long. Spikes terminal, unbranched, 8-15 cm long. Male flowers distantly fascicled, 1-2 mm across; tepals 1-seriate, splitting to 3-5 valves; stamens many. Female flowers 1.5-2 mm across; tepals 5, lanceolate; ovary 3-celled; styles 3, spreading. Capsule 3-4 mm across, 3-valvular, brown stellate-tomentose. Seeds c. 2 mm across, globose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1200
  Localities: Pandalam, Chemungi, Angadikkal, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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