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  Naringi crenulata
 
  Family: RUTACEAE
  Citation:  Naringi crenulata (Roxb.) Nicolson in Saldanha & Nicolson, Fl Hassan Dist. 387. 1976; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 58. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 92. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 84. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 106. 1990; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 95. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 109. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 12, 19; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 84. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 54. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 125. 1997; K.N. Nair & M.P. Nayar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 302. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 55. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 50. 2002; R.K. Premanath in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 606. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 197. 2009. Limonia crenulata Roxb., Pl. Corom. t. 86. 1798; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 157(112). 1915. Hesperethusa crenulata (Roxb.) Roem., Syn. Monogr. 1: 38. 1846. Limonia acidissima sensu Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 507. 1875, non L. 1762.
  Malayalam Name(s): Dadhiphala, Kattunarakam, Mahavilvam, Malanarakam, Manmatham, Narinarakam, Serakuttunarakam, Vilathi
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  Description: Trees, to 10 m, armed with sharp solitary or paired axillary spines; bark yellowish-grey, smooth, corky; branchlets angled, glabrous. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate; leaflets 3-7, opposite, sessile, 1-6 x 0.7-2.4 cm, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, apex obtuse to emarginate, base acute or obliquely acute, margin crenate, glabrous, profusely pellucid-gland dotted; glands dimorphic; coriaceous; rachis 2.5-10 cm long, winged, wings obovate-oblong, glabrous, punctate; lateral nerves 4-10 pairs, pinnate, slender, faint, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, white, in few flowered axillary racemes; pedicel 8-10 mm long. Sepals 4, free or united at base, ovate-orbicular, glandular. Petals 4, free, elliptic or oblong, white, glandular, glabrous. Stamens 8, subequal, free, inserted round the disc; filaments subulate; anthers yellow, apiculate, disc thin, glandular. Ovary superior, globose, 4-celled, glabrous, glandular, ovule 1 in each cell.; style stout; stigma capitate; Fruit a berry, 6-8 mm across, subglobose, bluish-black, glandular; seeds 1-4, dull yellow, smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kasaragode, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-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: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: -1200
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Koruthode, Vengoli, Dhoni R. F., Kannoth R.F., Parappa, Mukkali forests, Vadapuram
   
 
   
 
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