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  Phoebe lanceolata
 
  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Phoebe lanceolata Nees, Syst. Laurin. 109. 1836; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 141. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1228(860). 1925; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 398. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 407. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 384. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 353. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 272. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 704. 2009.
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  Description: Evergreen trees, to 12 m high, bark greyish-brown, smooth, bark yellowish-white or grey, smooth with shallow fissures, exfoliating in thick flakes, fibrous. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate, clustered at the tip of branchlets; lamina 8-25 x 2.5-4.5 cm, lanceolate, elliptic-obovate or elliptic-oblanceolate, base cuneate, apex long acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-13 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, faint; petiole 5-20 mm long, slender, grooved above, glabrous. Flowers bisexual, 2-5 mm across, yellowish-green, in axillary, slender panicles. Perianth tube short; lobes 6, ovate, tomentose, unequal, accrescent. Stamens 9 perfect, in 3 rows, those of first and second row introrse, eglandular, those of third row extrorse with 2 large stipitate glands at base; staminodes of row 4 stipitate, cordate; anthers 4-celled. Ovary half inferior, sessile, globose, pubescent; style slender; stigma discoid. Fruit a drupe, 10-12 mm long, ovoid or ellipsoid, glabrous, black; supported by erect perianth lobes.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests, also in secondary forests
  Distribution: India and Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Sholayar, Thekkady, Karadikkavala, Karimala, Kothala, Pooppara, Munnar, Chandanathode, Pathenthode, Karappa
   
 
   
 
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