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  Photinia serratifolia var. serratifolia
 
  Family: ROSACEAE
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, branchlets glabrous, some times hairs when young. Leaves simple, alternate; stipule subulate, lateral, cauducous; petiole 15-30 mm long, stout, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 8.5-18 x 3.5-8.5 cm, oblong, elliptic, ovate, elliptic-ovate or ovate-lanceolate, base acute to round, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 5-14 pairs, pinnate, slender, faint, secondary lateral present, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, white, 3 mm across, in terminal corymbs; bracts small, subulate, cauducous; calyx obconical, upper half free from the ovary, glabrous; sepals 5, triangular, persistent; petals 5, 3-4.5 x 3-3.5 mm, suborbicular to broadly ovate, shortly but distinctly clawed, slightly hairy inside at base; stamens 16-20, free, inserted on the mouth of the calyx; filaments upto 3 mm; ovary half inferior, hairy on the free top, 2-celled, ovules 2 in each cell, sessile; styles 2, free, glabrous. Fruit a drupe, subglobular to obovoid with a more or less flattened apex, upper part of the hypanthium and sepals closely appressed against the top of the fruit; seeds 2-4, obovoid, triquetrous.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Uppermanalar
   
 
   
 
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