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  Paracroton integrifolius
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Paracroton integrifolius (Airy Shaw.) Balakr. & Chakrab., Kew Bull. 48: 718. 1993; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 632. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 296. 2002; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 218. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 747. 2009. Ostodes integrifolius Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 16: 362. 1963. Ostodes zeylanicum var. minor sensu Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1336(935). 1925, non (Thw.) Hook.f. 1887. Fahrenheitia integrifolia (Airy Shaw) Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 20: 410. 1966; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 417. 1988.
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  Description: Trees, to 18 m high, bark 3-4 mm thick, surface brown, smooth, exfoliations small; brittle or semifibrous; branches lepidote-pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, 10-16 x 4-7 cm, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, apex shortly acuminate, base cuneate, margin entire or distantly indistinctly serrate, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 10-13 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent; stipules lateral, caducous; petiole 10-25 mm long, stout, 4 glands seen at the apex of the petiole 2 on either sides, lepidote scales present. Flowers unisexual, white, in terminal and axillary racemes; tepals 10 in 2 series; outer 5 lobed, unequal; inner 5 petalloid, free; stamens 10-20, free; connective broad; ovary superior, glabrous, 3-celled, 4 mm across, strigose, ovules 1 in each cell; styles 3, short, bifid, disc of 5-10 glands. Fruit a capsule, 2 cm across, 6-ribbed, subglobose, tomentose, breaking into 3, 2-valved cocci; seeds mottled.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur, Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-1000
  Localities: Kothala, Chandanathode, Karuvarakundu
   
 
   
 
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