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  Mastixia arborea ssp. meziana
 
  Family: CORNACEAE
  Citation:  Mastixia arborea (Wight) Bedd. ssp. meziana (Wang.) Matthew, Blumea 23: 89. 1976; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 201. 1984; Matthew in Nayar et al., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 19: 27. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 225. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 217. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 22,30. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 142. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 166. 1998; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 160. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 213. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 143. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 409. 2009. Mastixia meziana Wang., Feddes Repert. 4: 336. 1907; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 573(405). 1919. Mastixia pentandra sensu Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 746. 1879, non Blume 1826; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 574(405). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Neerkurunnu, Vellla-adambu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 30 m high, bark 2 cm thick, greyish-brown, smooth; lenticels upto 2.5 mm; blaze yellow; branchlets densely ferrugenous-villous when young, subglabrous later. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 10-35 mm long, stout, flattened, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 4-20 x 2.5-10 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong, obovate or elliptic-ovate, base cuneate, obliquely attenuate or obtuse, apex obtusely acuminate or acute, margin entire, chartaceous to coriaceous, glabrous or puberulous when young, glabrous when mature, almost glaucous beneath; lateral nerves 4-6 pairs, pinnate, prominent, ascending towards margin, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, 3 mm across, greenish-yellow, in terminal dense panicles, ferrugenous velvety when young, sparsely so later; lower bracts foliaceous, upto 15 mm, rather thin, villous; occasionally bracteole on the receptacle; calyx tube campanulate, 2.5 x 2 mm, lobes 5, deltoid, puberulous, imbricate; disc fleshy, yellow, 4-5 lobed; petals 2.5-3 x 2-2.5 mm, appressed hairy outside, thin, valvate; stamens 5; filaments 1.5-2 mm; anthers 1 mm, oblong-cordate; ovary inferior, 1-celled, ovule 1, pendulous near the top; style 1-1.5 mm, cylindrical. Fruit a drupe 3-3.5 x 2 cm, cylindric ovoid, smooth, greenish-purple, persistent disc and sepals inconspicuous.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Thrissur, Kollam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Kulathupuzha, Vallakkadavu, Arjunankotta, Moozhiar, Orukomban, Parur, Pathenthode, Pattampara
   
 
   
 
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