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  Palaquium ravii
 
  Family: SAPOTACEAE
  Citation:  Palaquium ravii Sasidh. & Vink, Blumea 35: 385. 1991; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 267. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 228. 1998.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 25 m high, bark smooth, greyish-brown; blaze red; exudation milky; branchlets sympodial, minutely appressed tomentose, glabrescent. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, crowded towards the apex; stipules 1-2 x 0.8-1 mm, ovate to sublanceolate, pubescent without, glabrous within, cauducous; petiole 15-25 mm, stout appressed pubescent, glabrescent; lamina 7-11.5 x 3.5-6.5 cm, obovate, lanceolate, elliptic oblanceolate, base attenuate, apex obtuse or rounded, margin entire, appressed-pubescent, glabrescent, coriaceous; lateral nerves 5-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent; intercostae reticulate, slender. Flowers bisexual, creamy white, solitary or in 2-8 flowered axillary clusters; pedicels 7-9 mm long, minutely greyish-brown tomentose; sepals 6, biseriate, obtuse to acute, minutely brownish tomentose with out, glabrous within, outer sepals ovate, 4-5 x 2.5-3 mm, inner ones ovate-oblong 4-5 x 2-2.5 mm; corolla tube 3 mm long, lobes 5 x 2 mm, oblong, acute to rounded or truncate, throat woolly but otherwise glabrous; stamens 12, biseriate, glabrous; filaments 3 mm long, anthers 1 mm long, apex bifid, ovary globose, 1.5-2 x 1.5-2 mm, hirsute, 12-ribbed, 6-celled; style 7-9 mm long, stigma muticous. Fruit 2 x 1.5-1.8 cm, glabrous, obovoid; seeds 1 or 2, ellipsoid or suborbicular.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-February
  District(s): Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 700-1000
  Localities: Peechi, Mlappara
   
 
   
 
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