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  Manilkara hexandra
 
  Family: SAPOTACEAE
  Citation:  Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard, Ann. Inst. Bot. Geol. Colon. Marseille 23: 9. f.2. 1915; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 277. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 179. 1999. Mimusops hexandra Roxb., Pl. Corom. t. 15. 1795; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 549. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 766(538). 1921. Mimusops indica A. DC. in DC., Prodr. 8: 205. 1844.
  Malayalam Name(s): Khirni, Mullupala, Pazhamunnippala, Pazhamunppala
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Evergreen trees, to 20 m high, bark blackish-grey, longitudinally fissured and cracked, rough; blaze crimson red; exudation milky; bole straight. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 8-20 mm, slender, slightly grooved above, glabrous; lamina 5-10 x 3-4.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-obovate, obovate or ovate-oblong; base acute; apex obtuse or emarginate; margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 10-20 pairs, closely pinnate, slender, midrib raised below; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, 7 mm across, white, 1 or 2 axillary; pedicel to 3.5 cm long; calyx lobes 6, in 2 series of 3 each, 2.5 x 2 mm, reflexed, ovate, subacute, rusty-tomentose outside; corolla 3 x 1.5 mm, lobes 18 in 3 series of 6 each, valvate; stamen 6-8, alternating with staminodes, bifid; staminodes shorter than stamen, filaments glabrous, lanceolate; ovary pubescent, 12-celled, superior; style 4-5 mm, subulate; stigma simple. Fruit a berry, ellipsoid, 1.5 x 8 mm, reddish-yellow; seed usually one.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Sri Lanka, India, Siam and Indo-China
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Alampetty, Chinnar, Veli, Pooyamkutty
   
 
   
 
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