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  Myrsine wightiana
 
  Family: MYRSINACEAE
  Citation:  Myrsine wightiana Wall. ex DC., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 17: 106. 1834; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 96. 2000. Myrsine capitellata Wall. var. lanceolata Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 512. 1882. Myrsine capitellata sensu Wight, Ic. t. 1211. 1848, non Wall. 1824. Rapanea wightiana (Wall. ex DC.) Mez in Engl., Pflanzenreich Myrsin. 360. 1902; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 751(528). 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 167. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 265. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 275. 1994; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 61. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 226. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 410. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cheeramaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 10 m high, branchlets slender, with prominent petiolar scars. Leaves simple, alternate, clustered towards the tip of branchlets; petiole to 10 mm long; lamina 7.5-8 x 1.5-3.5 cm, oblanceolate, base attenuate, apex acute, margin entire, recurved, glabrous, coriaceous, punctate; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, obscure. Flowers polygamous, 4 mm across, in 5-8 flowered fascicles; pedicel to 1 mm long; bracts ovate; calyx tube 1 mm long; lobes 5, 0.1-0.15 cm long, cuneate, punctate, acute, ciliate; corolla lobes 5, 2-3 mm long, glandular hairy along the margin; stamens 5, sessile, basifixed; ovary superior, ovoid, 1-celled; style short; stigma slightly 2-lobed. Fruit a berry, 3 mm wide, subglobose, purple; seed single, globose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1600
  Localities: Vellimala, Walakkad, Valiyaparathode, Ponmudi, Vavalamala, Vellarimala, Pongalapara, Agasthymala peak, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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