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  Millingtonia hortensis
 
  Family: BIGNONIACEAE
  Citation:  Millingtonia hortensis L.f., Suppl. Pl. 291. 1781; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 377. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 994(699). 1924; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 294. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 292. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 555. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 336. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 339. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 333. 1996; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 524. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 603. 2009. Bignonia suberosa Roxb., Pl. Corom. t. 214. 1811 & Fl. Ind. 3: 111. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Akasaveppu, Maramalli, Kadesam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Indian corck tree, Tree Jasmine, Maramalli, Tamil, Akash neem
  Description: Trees, to 15 m high; bark pale brown, corky. Leaves 2-3 pinnate, opposite, estipulate; rachis 45-70 cm long, stout, glabrous, swollen at base, grooved above; pinnae 11-17 pairs, 6-16 cm, slender, grooved above, opposite, imparipinnate; leaflets 3-5, opposite; petiolule 5-10 mm long, slender, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 2.5-8 ×1.5-5 cm, ovate or elliptic-ovate, base oblique, truncate or acute, apex acuminate, margin entire or coarsely dentate-crenate, glabrous except midrib and lateral nerves beneath, membranous; lateral nerves 3-5 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, white, in terminal corymbose panicles; calyx 4 mm, cupular, puberulous; lobes 5, 1 mm, obtuse; corolla 2.5 cm across; tube narrow, cylindric, 7 cm, throat wide; lobes 5, subequal; stamens 4, didynamous, filaments 1 and 1.5 cm long; anthers oblong, 1-cell fertile, other reduced to an appendage; disc annular; ovary superior, subsessile, conical, ovules many; style slender; stigma 2-lobed. Fruit an elongated capsule, 30×2 cm, 2-valved; seeds many, winged.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental tree
  Distribution: South East Asia and Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Chengannur
   
 
   
 
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