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  Microtropis latifolia
 
  Family: CELASTRACEAE
  Citation:  Microtropis latifolia Wight ex Lawson in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 615. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 205(148). 1918; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 55. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 119. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 22. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 144. 1997; K. Ramam. in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 130. 2000; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 713. 2005.
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  Description: Small trees. Leaves simple, subopposite, 7-15 x 2.5-6.5 cm, ovate-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, x acuminate at apex, 7-15 x 2.5-6.5 cm, coriaceous, glabrous, rugulose above; lateral nerves obscure on both surfaces; petioles 6-7 mm long. Flowers sessile, clustered in axils of fallen leaves or solitary, yellowish white. Calyx 5-lobed, membranous at margin above, rugose outside. Petals obovate-cuneate, connate at base forming a ring. Stamens inserted at ring; filaments short. Ovary flask-shaped, furrowed. Capsules ellipsoid, narrow at base, 1.5-2 cm long, 1-seeded; seed oblong, rugose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-April
  District(s): Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-2000
  Localities: Silent Valley R. F., Damsite, Nilikkal, Karuvarakundu
   
 
   
 
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