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  Olea paniculata
  Family: OLEACEAE
  Citation:  Olea paniculata R. Br., Prodr. 523. 1810; Matthew, Kew Bull. 46: 545. 1991; Green, Kew. Bull. 57: 129. 2002; P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 58: 259. 2002. Olea glandulifera Desf., Cat. Pl. Hort. Paris (ed. 3) 88, 391. 1829. Olea glandulifera Wall. ex G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 49. 1837-1838; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 612. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 796(559). 1923; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 173. 1988; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 62. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 240. 1998. Olea bournei Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914: 186. 1914.
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bark 1 cm, greyish-brown, exfoliating in brittle scales; blaze dull yellow. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 10-35 mm, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 7-13 x 2.5-5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-obovate or elliptic lanceolate, base attenuate, apex acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, chartaceous; lateral nerves 4-7 pairs, glabrous, pinnate, prominent; intercostae reticulate; domatia present. Flowers bisexual, creamy, 4 mm across, in terminal or lateral compound, trichotomous cymes; calyx 1 mm, glabrous, lobes triangular, gland-dotted; corolla deeply lobed; lobes 4, spreading, 2 mm long, tube 1 mm long; stamens 2, exserted; anther oblong; ovary 1 mm long, 2-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style short; stigma capitate. Fruit a drupe, 1.5 x 0.8 cm, ovoid, brownish-black; seed one.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-April
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: India, Himalaya and Nepal
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Kathiramudi, Damsite, Chinnakanal
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