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  Phoebe wightii
 
  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Phoebe wightii Meisner in DC., Prodr. 15: 38. 1864; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1228(860). 1925; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23. 1996; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 139. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 353. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 272. 2002. Phoebe paniculata Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 142. 1886, non Nees 1836.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chudala, Mulakunari
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 10 m high; bark brown, smooth; young parts rusty, pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate, crowded at the tips of branchlets; petiole 7-15 mm long, stout, rusty pubescent when young; lamina 7.5-15 x 3-6 cm, elliptic, obovate or elliptic-obovate, base cuneate, apex acuminate, margin entire, glabrous above, rusty tomentose beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-7 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, faint. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-green, in axillary and lateral lax pubescent panicles; pedicel 5 mm; perianth tube short; lobes 6, 3-4.5 mm, subequal, ovate, tomentose; 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 their base; staminodes of the fourth row cordate, stipitate; anthers 4-celled; ovary half inferior, sessile, 1 mm, globose, pubescent, style 2 mm, stigma simple. Fruit a drupe, globose, 1 cm across; perianth lobes persistent, cupular, erect; epicarp fleshy; seed confirm to the fruit.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sairandhri, Eravangalar, Kariamchola
   
 
   
 
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