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  Miliusa wightiana
 
  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Miliusa wightiana Hook. f. & Thoms., Fl. Ind. 149. 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; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 47. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 15. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 58. 2002.
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  Description: Small evergreen trees, 10-15 m tall; bark black; branches glabrous; young parts pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous, estipulate; petiole 2-6 mm, slender, pubescent; lamina 2.5-9.5 x 1-4 cm, oblong-lanceolate; base obtuse; apex obtusely acuminate; margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous except nerves beneath, lateral nerves 5-8 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent and slightly pubescent beneath; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, green, solitary, axillary; pedicels 1.5-2.5 cm long, slender, glabrous; sepals 3, minute, valvate, reflexed; petals 6 (3+3); outer petals like the sepals; inner ones ovate-oblong, 10-15 x 6-8 mm, connate at base, puberulous outside, inner petal longer than outer, glabrous within; stamens many, much broader, connectives hardly apiculate, anther subdidymous, cells not concealed; carpels many, oblong, glabrous, 1-2 ovuled, style short, stigma oblong. Fruit aggregate, fruitlets pisiform, glabrous, granulate; seeds 1-2.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1300
  Localities: Charuppara, Rosemala, Silent Valley R. F., near Kaviar, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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