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  Palaquium bourdillonii
 
  Family: SAPOTACEAE
  Citation:  Palaquium bourdillonii Brandis, Indian Trees 424. 1906; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 765(537). 1921; N.C. Nair & Mohanan, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 3: 576. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 241. 1984; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 204. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 190. 1997; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 316. 2000.
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  Description: Trees, to 25 m high, bark greyish-brown; blaze pink red; exudation milky; branchlets sympodial, terete, ferrugenous tomentose when young. Leaves alternate, subopposite or in indistinct whorls, estipulate; petiole 6-20 mm long, stout, tomentose; lamina 9.5-17. 5 x 3-8 cm, lanceolate, obovate, oblanceolate or obovate-elliptic, base cuneate, apex obtuse, acute, obtusely acuminate to subcuspidate, margin entire, glabrous above, puberulous beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 8-12 pairs, pinnate, slender, raised beneath; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, yellowish, in solitary or in few flowered axillary clusters; pedicels 2.5-4 cm long, pubescent, brown; calyx lobes 6 in 2 series; corolla campanulate, 5 mm long, lobes 6; stamens 12, attached to the base of corolla, extrorse; anthers acute, connective produced; ovary villous, 6-celled, superior, style subulate. Fruit a berry 3.5 x 1.7 cm, glabrous, fleshy, ellipsoid, beaked; seed one.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-October
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 600-900
  Localities: Choodal, Rosemala, Kulathupuzha, Strathmore, Hereford
   
 
   
 
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