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  Nothopegia monadelpha
 
  Family: ANACARDIACEAE
  Citation:  Nothopegia monadelpha (Roxb.) Forman, Kew Bull. 53: 754. 1998. Blackburnia monadelpha Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 435. 1820. Pegia ?colebrookeana Wight, Ic. t. 230. 1839. Nothopegia colebrookeana (Wight) Blume, Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat 1: 203. 1850; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 40. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 265(189). 1918; V. Chandra. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 811. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chorappala, Era, Sonemous
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 12 m high, bark greyish-brown, smooth; exudation white, acrid, branchlets dark, lenticellate, ultimate branchlets pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, 5-15 x 2.5-5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-obovate, elliptic-oblong or obovate, apex acuminate, base acute, narrowed or attenuate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; petiole 10-17 mm, stout, glabrous, grooved above; lateral nerves 15-21 pairs, parallel, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers small, polygamous, greenish-white, 5-6 mm across, in axillary rufous racemes. Calyx small, 4-lobed; lobes orbicular, tomentose, persistent, imbricate. Petals 4, oblong, puberulus inside, densely tomentose outside, suberect with recurving tips; disc annular, 4-lobed. Stamens 4, inserted under the margin of the disc; filaments subulate, glabrous; anthers oblong, introrse. Ovary sessile, superior, ovoid, 1-celled, ovule pendulous from near the top of the cell; style short; stigma capitate. Fruit a drupe, 1-2 cm across, fleshy, pinkish-red, globose, acute at apex, pericarp thick, filled with black resin-cells.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen 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): Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Vellanimala, Kumarikulam, Thannikkudy, Orukomban, Karimala, Teerthundamala
   
 
   
 
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