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  Ochna obtusata
 
  Family: OCHNACEAE
  Citation:  Ochna obtusata DC., Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris 17: 411. 1811; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 93. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 98. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 107. 1994; B. Safui & M.P. Nayar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 429. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 58. 1999; E. Vajr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 625. 2005. Ochna squarrosa Bennett in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 523. 1875, non L. 1753; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 165(118). 1915.
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  Description: Small deciduous trees, bark rough; branchlets with more or less concentric layers of leafscars. Leaves 5-12 x 2.5-4 cm, lanceolate, crenate, subcoriaceous, glabrous, stipules 2. Umbels axillary or terminal; flowers yellow, pedicels 2.5 cm; sepals 5, 1.5-0.7 cm, ovate; petals 5, 2 x 0.5 cm, obovate; stamens many, filaments as long as anthers, disc lobed; ovary 10-lobed, 2 mm, style 1.5 cm, thick. Drupe 3-10-lobed, to 1 cm.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
  District(s): Kottayam, Kasaragode, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: South Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Palapetty, Payyanur, Chengalayi
   
 
   
 
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