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  Phyllanthus indofischeri
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Phyllanthus indofischeri Bennet, Indian For. 109: 221. 1983; Sasidh., Zoo's Print J. 16: 407. 2001; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 369. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 750. 2009. Emblica fischeri Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 330. 1925; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1295(906). 1925, non Pax 1894.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karanelli
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Small deciduous trees, to 10 m high; bark pale brown, peeling off in scales; branchlets distichous, pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, 12-70 in a branchlets; stipules minute, lateral, triangular at base, scarious, deep brown; petiole 1 mm, slender, glabrous; lamina 1.3-2.3 x 0.5-1 cm, oblong; base oblique, cordate or rounded, apex obtuse or retuse, margin entire, glabrous, glandular beneath, chartaceous; lateral nerves 4-7 pairs, pinnate, slender, obscure, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers unisexual, in axillary fascicles, yellowish-green; male flowers: pedicels 4 mm long, glabrous; tepals 6, 3-4 x 1-2 mm, obovate; stamens 3; filaments connate in a column; anthers united, 1-1.5 mm; female flowers: tepals 6, 1.5-1.7 x 0.8-1 mm, oblong, fleshy; ovary superior, 1.5-2 x 0.5-0.75 mm, ovary 3-celled, ovoid, ovules 2 in each cell; style short, bifid. Frit a drupe, 2.5-4 cm; pyrenes 3, 2 seeded; seeds 6 mm long, trigonus.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-February
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-1200
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