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  Meliosma pinnata ssp. barbulata
 
  Family: SABIACEAE
  Citation:  Meliosma pinnata (Roxb.) Maxim. ssp. barbulata (Cufod.) Beus. in Dassan. & Fosb., Rev. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 3: 384. 1981; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 65. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 133. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 25, 33; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 70. 1998; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 126. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 115. 1988; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 120. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 78. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 80. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 78. 1999; S.C. Majumdar in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 423. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 76. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 177. 2002; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 792. 2005; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 144. 2005. Meliosma rhoifolia Maxim. ssp. barbulata Cufod., Oest. Bot. 88. 254. 1939. Millingtonia arnottiana Wight, Illustr. 1: t.53. 1840. Meliosma arnottiana (Wight) Walp., Rep. 1: 423. 1842; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 6. 1876,p.p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 256(183). 1918. Meliosma pinnata (Roxb.) Maxim. ssp. arnottiana (Wight) Beus., Blumea 19: 499. 1971; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 248. 2009. Millingtonia pinnata Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 103. 1820.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kalavi, Thakiri
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  Description: Trees, to 18 m high, bark 10-15 mm thick, surface greyish-brown, mottled with white; branchlets brown villous, prominently lenticellate. Leaves imparipinnate, pinnate, alternate, estipulate; leaflets 9-15, opposite or subopposite, 3.5-12.5 x 1.5-4 cm, oblong, oblong-lanceolate, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-ovate; round or oblique, apex acuminate or acute, base obtuse, margin entire, glabrous above, rusty tomentose beneath, coriaceous; petiolule 4-10 mm, slender, rusty tomentose; rachis 6.5-18 cm long, stout, rusty pubescent; lateral nerves 3-15 pairs, pinnate, ascending, prominent, intercostae reticulate, domatia often present. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-white in large terminal and axillary tomentose panicles; bracteoles sepaloid. Sepals 5, basally connate, triangular, ciliate. Petals 3+2; inner ones 2-fid; outer 3 suborbicular, unequal. Fertile stamens 2; filaments 1.5 mm; staminodes 3, scaly, to 1 mm. Ovary superior, tomentose, 2-celled, ovule 2 in each cell; style terminal, stigma simple. Fruit a drupe, 5-6 mm across, globose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Idukki, Kollam, Kannur, Thrissur, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 900-1300
  Localities: Pooppara, Campshed area, Kakki hills, Karasurymala, Nelluyampathy forests, Kurisumala
   
 
   
 
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