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  Pittosporum dasycaulon
 
  Family: PITTOSPORACEAE
  Citation:  Pittosporum dasycaulon Miq., Anal. Bot. Ind. 3: 5. 1852; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 199. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 55(40). 1915; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 63. 1990; M.P. Nayar & G.S. Giri in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 442. 1993; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 284. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kasumaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Small tree; young branches densely tomentose. Leaves cuneate at base, entire at margin, acute at apex; Petioles 8-18 mm long, puberulous. Inflorescences terminal or pseudoterminal umbelled or racemose, densely brownish tomentose. Sepals 2-3 x ca 1 mm, tomentose. Petals oblong, 10-12 x 2-2.5 mm, yellow. Filaments 6-7 mm long; anthers ca 2 mm long. Ovary ca 3 mm long, tomentose; style 4-5 mm long, glabrous. Capsules globose, 8-10 mm, woody; seeds 4-6, blackish pink.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Ayyappankovil, Karappa
   
 
   
 
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