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  Miliusa velutina
 
  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Miliusa velutina (Dunal) Hook. f. & Thoms., Fl. Ind. 151. 1855 & Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 87. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 21(15). 1915; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 47. 1990; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 222. 1993. Uvaria velutina Dunal, Monogr. Anonac. 91.1817.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kanakaitha, Villooni
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Deciduous tree upto 10 m tall; young branches tomentose. Leaves broadly ovate-elliptic to obovate, acute to shortly acuminate with rounded to cordate base, pilose to subtomentose above, tomentose below. Young leaves covered on both sides with very dense appressed silky hairs. Petiole 2-8 mm, stout, tomentose. Peduncle 6-25 mm, tomentose, extra-axillary or terminal on short, lateral branches, three to six flowered. Pedicel 33-88 mm, tomentose. Bract and bracteole minute, tomentose, caducous. Sepals and petals externally covered with very dense appressed golden hairs. Sepals free, ovate, acute. Petals glabrous within, outer 3-7 x 2-2.5 mm, yellowish, lanceolate, acute, inner 7-18 x 6-10 mm, broadly ovate, subacute. Receptacle convex and glabrous. Stamens 1 mm long, orbicular, connective-tip membranous, scarcely exceeding the locules, locules equal, filament short and thick, perpendicular to the anther. Carpel 2-2.5 mm long, ovary densely woolly dorsally, 2-ovuled, stigma clavate. Monocarps many, ovoid, pilose, 1-2-seeded, stipe tomentose, 5-8 mm.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-May
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India to South East Asia
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Anmooly slopes, Mukkali forests
   
 
   
 
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