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  Meiogyne pannosa
 
  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Meiogyne pannosa (Dalz.) Sinclair, Sarawak Mus. J. 5: 604. 1951; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 46. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 5. 1995; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 63. 1984; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 266. 1993; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 29. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 27. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 15. 1997; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 39. 1988; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 39. 1997; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 136. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 5. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 3. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 56. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 43. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 94. 2009. Unona pannosa Dalz. in Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew. Gard. Misc. 3: 207. 1851; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 58. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 14(10). 1915. Desmos pannosus (Dalz.) Safford, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 39: 506. 1912; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 58. 1989.
  Malayalam Name(s): Panthalmaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Small trees, 4-9 m tall, bark smooth, greyish, mottled with green, young shoots puberulous, branchlets slender. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous, , 2.5-7 x 1.5-3 cm, elliptic ovate, ovate or ovate lanceolate, apex acuminate or caudate acuminate, base obtuse or rounded, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous and glossy above, slender, prominent, pinnate, regular; intercostae reticulate; petiole 5-9 mm long, slender, pubescent; estipulate. Flowers solitary, subsessile, axillary or terminal, dull yellowish-green or ceamy white. Sepals 3, 4-6 x 4-5 mm, ovate, tomentose outside, glabrous inside, connate at base. Petals 6 (3+3), 2.5-5 x 0.5-1.5 cm, outer spreading, clawed, inner erect and smaller, oblong-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, densely silky tomentose. Stamens numerous, cuneate, connective broad, concealing the anthers, capitate. Carpels many, sessile or subsessile, oblong, 2-2.5 mm long, strigose; ovules 2-8 in one row, stigma capitate. Fruit aggregate, fruitlets 12 x 8 mm, yellowish, obovoid, fulvous tomentose, apiculate; seeds 1-3, globose, shiny.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-1400
  Localities: Sholayar, Kattuvaramudi, Kallar, Deviar, Vellimala, Nelluyampathy forests, Pooppara, Kariamchola, Mannarappara, Chandanathode, Boneccord, Ampumala, Thalichola, Thenmalai, Kallada, Meenmutty, Attayar, Chemungi, Athirumala, Base of Agathyamala
   
 
   
 
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