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  Moringa concanensis
 
  Family: MORINGACEAE
  Citation:  Moringa concanensis Nimmo ex Dalzell & Gibson, Bombay Fl. 311. 1861.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattumuringa
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  Description: Trees; branchlets warty, tomentose. Leaves alternate, 2-pinnate, 100 x 80 cm; pinnae 5-8 pairs, opposite; leaflets odd-pinnate, 4-6 pairs, opposite, broad-ovate or elliptic, 1-3 x 1-2 cm, chartaceous, glaucous below, base rotund, margin entire, apex obtuse, retuse, apiculae; petiole to 8 cm, pulvinate; petiolule 2 mm. Panicles ca. 20 cm, lax, divaricate, pubescent; peduncle to 6 cm; bracts and bracteoles linear 1-2 mm; pedicel jointed, to 1 cm. Flowers 1.5 cm across. Calyx -lobes 5, oblong, subequal, 0.8-1.2 x 0.4-0.6 cm, tomentose. Petals 5, white, with purple streaks, oblong-obovate, 1.5 x 0.5 cm, unequal. Fertile stamens 5; filaments 4-6 mm, pubescent; anthers 2 mm; staminodes declinate. Ovary stipitate, tomentose, 3 mm; ovules numerous on 3 parietal placentae; style slender; stigma truncate, perforate. Capsule to 60 x 1.5 cm, beaked; seeds numerous, 3-angled, 2 x 1.5 cm; wings hyaline.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-June
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: West Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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