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  Photinia integrifolia var. sublanceolata
 
  Family: ROSACEAE
  Citation:  Photinia integrifolia Lindl., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 13: 103. 1821, var. sublanceolata Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. 1: 387. 1857; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 96. 1988; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 65. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 246. 1997; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 53. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 240. 2002. Photinia notoniana Wight & Arn., Prodr. 1: 302. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 380. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 445(316). 1919; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 123. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Choluvan, Choluvannamaram, Kalappamaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 10 m high; bark reddish-brown. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules subulate, lateral, deciduous; petiole 25-32 mm, stout, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 6-13 x 5-7.5 cm, elliptic, or obovate, base acute or oblique, apex obliquely acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 10-14 pairs, slender, parallel, faint, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, pinkish-white, in much branched terminal corymbs; peduncle, branches of inflorescence and pedicels with a cover of short appressed hairs; bracteoles absent; calyx tube adnate to the ovary; lobes 5, short, persistent; petals 5, spreading, claws of the petals glabrous; stamens 20, inserted on the mouth of the calyx; ovary half inferior, densely pilose at apex, 2-3-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; styles 2 to 3, more or less connate at base; stigma truncate. Fruit a drupe, reddish-purple with 2 pyrenes each in a crustaceous endocarp; seeds compressed, pointed at both ends.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Idukki, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  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: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -2050
  Localities: Kadapathura, Sispara, Lock-hert gap, Kunda hills, Vattappara, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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