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  Pamburus missionis
 
  Family: RUTACEAE
  Citation:  Pamburus missionis (Wall. ex Wight) Swingle, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 6: 338. 1916 & Citrus Ind. 1: 263. 1967; K.N. Nair & M.P. Nayar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 304. 1997. Limonia missionis Wall. ex Wight, Ic. t. 175. 1839. Atalantia missionis (Wall. ex Wight) Oliv., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 5. Suppl. 2: 25. 1861; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 513. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 160(114). 1915.
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  Description: Evergreen trees, to 12 m high; spines straight, solitary or in pairs; bark grey, longitudinally fissured, lenticellate; inner bark straw to pinkish; blaze yellowish; branchlets at first green, angular, compressed, the innovation dull or fuscous; later cylindric. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 8-15 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 4.5-12.5 x 2-5.5 cm, elliptic or elliptic-oblong, base oblique, acute or cuneate, apex round or emarginate, margin entire or crenulate, undulate, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, slender, pinnate, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, small, white, fragrant, in axillary racemes; pedicels slender, glabrous; sepals 4 or 5, deltoid, glandular, glabrous; petals 4 or 5, free, oblong-lanceolate, acute or obtuse, recurved, prominently nerved, glandular, glabrous, pure white; stamens 8 or 10, subequal, filaments free, subulate; anthers linear-oblong, cordate; disc obscure; ovary on a short gynophore, superior, 4-5-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style stout; stigma capitate or truncate, glandular. Fruit a berry, globose, orange-coloured when ripe, glandular; seeds 4-10, embedded in mucilage.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-September
  District(s): Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Occasionally grown in church premises in the plains
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Umikuppan
   
 
   
 
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