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  Nothopegia racemosa
 
  Family: ANACARDIACEAE
  Citation:  Nothopegia racemosa (Dalz.) Ramam. in Saldanha & Nicolson, Fl. Hassan Dist. 377. 1976; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 67. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 119. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 138. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 21, 29; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 84. 1998; D. Chandra & S.K. Mukh. in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 476. 2000; V. Chandra. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 812. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 255. 2009. Glycycarpus racemosus Dalz., J. Asiat. Soc. Bombay 3: 69. 1849. Nothopegia dalzellii Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 265(189). 1918. Nothopegia colebrookeana sensu Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:40.1876p.p., non (Wight) Blume 1850.
  Malayalam Name(s): Naicheru
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  Description: Trees, to 10 m high, bark greyish-brown, smooth; branchlets glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, 12-20 x 3.5-6.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, oblong, oblanceolate or obovate, apex acuminate, base acute, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; petiole 8-20 mm, stout, glabrous; lateral nerves 13-many, parallel, prominent; intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers small, polygamous, white, bracteate, in axillary, rusty pubescent racemes. Calyx small, 4-lobed, persistent, imbricate; lobes broadly ovate, pubescent above with many longitudinal swellings beneath. Petals 4, oblong, glabrous except ciliate hairs on the mid nerve, in curved, imbricate; disc annular, 4-lobed. Stamens 4, inserted under the margin of the disc; filaments glabrous or slightly pubescent; anthers shortly oblong, introrse. Ovary sessile, superior, ovoid, 1-celled; ovule pendulous from near the top of the cell from a flattened funicle; style short; stigma capitate. Fruit a drupe, fleshy, globose, transversely oblong, striate, depressed at apex; pericarp thin; seed pendulous.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-June
  District(s): Idukki, Kannur, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1650
  Localities: Kunnar, Chandanathode, Damsite, Sispara, on way to Brahmagiri
   
 
   
 
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