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  Nothapodytes nimmoniana
 
  Family: ICACINACEAE
  Citation:  Nothapodytes nimmoniana (Graham) Mabb. in Manilal, Bot. Hist. Hort. Malab. 88. 1980; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 65. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 114. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 99. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 53. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 94. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 120. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 115. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 113. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 104. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 64. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 54. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 141. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 65. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 42. 2000; R. Mathur in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 31. 2000; Ravikumar & Ved, Illustr. Field Guide 100 Red Listed Med. Pl. 261. 2000 Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 61. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 156. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 123. 2005; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 688. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 216. 2009. Premna nimmoniana Graham, Cat. Pl. Bombay 155. 1839. Stemonurus foetidus Wight, Ic. t. 955. 1845. Mappia foetida (Wight) Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 2, 9: 395. 1852; 1: 589. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 196(141). 1915. Nothapodytes foetida (Wight) Sleumer, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem. 15: 247. 1940 & Blumea 17: 232. 1969. Mappia wightiana Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 2, 9: 397. 1852; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 197(141). 1915. Mappia tomentosa Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 2, 9: 397. 1852; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 589. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 196(141). 1915. Mappia ovata Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 2. 9: 396. 1852; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 589. 1852; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 197(141). 1915.
  Malayalam Name(s): Peenari, Pulippacha
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Trees, to 10 m high, bark yellowish, wrinkled; branchlets angled, appressed-hairy, corky, with prominent petiolar scars. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate, 7-18 x 4-8 cm, broadly ovate, ovate-oblong or elliptic-oblong, apex acuminate, base oblique, round or acute, margin entire, glabrous above, pubescent beneath, coriaceous; petiole 30-60 mm, stout, pubescent, grooved above; lateral nerves 6-10 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform; domatia present. Flowers bisexual, creamy yellow, 5 mm across, in terminal pubescent corymbose cymes or panicles. Calyx cupular, 1 mm long, 5-toothed. Petals 5, 3 mm long, villous within, apically inflexed. Stamens 5, free; disc cupular; ovary ovoid, hairy, 1-celled, ovules 2; style angled; stigma stout. Fruit a drupe, 2 x 1 cm, ellipsoid, blackish-purple; seed glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub to Small Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous, evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-2200
  Localities: Sholayar, Mukkola, Kallar, Pachakkanam, Orukomban, Kanthaloor forests, Peermade, Sispara, Sabarimala, Chandanathode, Taliparamba, Devicolam, Mukkali forests, Karuvarakundu, Vellarimala, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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