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  Nothopegia beddomei
  Citation:  Nothopegia beddomei Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1918: 227. 1918 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 265(189). 1918; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 67. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 118. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 150. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 138. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 83. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 170. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 83. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 80. 1999; D. Chandra & S.K. Mukh. in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 473. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 182. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 147. 2005; V. Chandra. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 811. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 254. 2009. Nothopegia beddomei Gamble var. wynaadica Ellis & Chandra., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 12: 257. 1970; D. Chandra & S.K. Mukh. in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 473. 2000; V. Chandra. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 811. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aera, Cheru
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bark 5-6 mm thick, grey-brown, mottled with white and green, smooth, brittle; outer bark 1 mm thick, dark, dead; inner bark 4-5 mm thick; exudation scanty, white, acrid; branchlets slender. Leaves simple, alternate, 4-15 x 1.2-4.5 cm, elliptic or elliptic-oblong, acute at both ends, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; petiole 3-10 cm, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lateral nerves 10-25 pairs, parallel, prominent, intercostae subscalariform, prominent. Flowers small, polygamous, in axillary racemes, some times subterminal. Calyx small, 4-lobed, margins ciliate with many dark longitudinal swellings on ventral surface, persistent, imbricate. Petals 4, oblong, glabrous, spreading, imbricate; disc annular, 4-lobed. Stamens 4, inserted under the margin of the disc; filaments subulate, anthers oblong, introrse. Ovary ovoid, superior, 1-celled, style short; stigma capitate; ovule pendulous from near the top of the cell from a flattened funicle. Fruit a drupe, fleshy, ovoid, acute at apex, blue; pericarp thick filled with black resin cells; seed pendulous.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Habitat: Evergreen forests and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1650
  Localities: Ichampetty, Pamba, Aruvanpara, Kalleli, Konni, on way to Brahmagiri, Chandanathode, Nedumpoyil, Pothundy Dam slopes, Mukkali forests, Nadugani ghats, Ampumala, Thenmalai, Meenmutty, Athirumala
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