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  Nageia wallichiana
 
  Family: PODOCARPACEAE
  Citation:  Nageia wallichiana (Pers.) O. Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 800. 1891; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 440. 1994; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 590. 2005. Podocarpus wallichianus Pers., Bot. Bremek.110. 1844; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1393(975). 1934; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 487. 1984. Podocarpus latifolia Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 26. t.30. 1830, non (Thunb.) R.Br. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 649. 1888. Decussocarpus wallichianus (Pers.) Laubenf., J. Arnold Arbor. 50: 349. 1969.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nirambali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Nageia
  Description: Tall evergreen trees, to 30 m high; bark 0.65 cm, greyish-brown, smooth, molted with brown and white. Leaves simple, opposite or subopposite, estipulate; petiole 5 mm, short, flat, glabrous; lamina 7.5-17.5 x 2-5 cm, linear-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate; base acute; apex acute; margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves many, linear-parallel, close, slender, prominent. Flowers unisexual; male flowers 0.85 cm in 2-5 flowered pedunculate clusters; bracts imbricate; anthers sessile, spirally crowed; scales ovate-acuminate; female flowers solitary; pedicels 1.3 cm; bracts fleshy, forming a peduncle to the fleshy ovuliferous scale to which the ovule is adnate. Seed ovoid, 2.5 cm, seated on fleshy receptacle solitary, subglobose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: ,g,
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kakki hills, Agastyarkudam
   
 
   
 
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