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  Microtropis wallichiana
 
  Family: CELASTRACEAE
  Citation:  Microtropis wallichiana Wight ex Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 71. 1858; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 613. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 206(148). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 115. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 116. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 30. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 107. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 66. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 68. 1998; K. Ramam. in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 131. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 66. 2002; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 715. 2005.
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m high; branchlets yellowish, youngest darker. Leaves simple, opposite, decussate, estipulate; petiole 7-10 mm, slender, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 5-10.5 x 1.5-5 cm, ovate, elliptic, oblanceolate or elliptic-oblanceolate, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 5 or 6 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, slender, prominent. Flowers bisexual, 2 mm across, pale yellow, sessile, in axillary fascicles; sepals 5, subreniform, margin fringed, imbricate; petals 5, obovate-oblong, obtuse, connate at base; stamens 5, inserted on the upper edge of the disc; disc annular, slightly lobed; ovary ovoid, seated on the disc, 2-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style short; stigma minutely lobed. Fruit a capsule, 2-valved, 1-seeded, surrounded at the base by the persistent calyx, tapering at the base, round at apex with persistent style; seed erect, oblong.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: -1300
  Localities: Peechi, Kallar, Rosemala, Manaloda, Varagaliar, Karimala, Pezha, Nelluyampathy forests, Ponmudi, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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