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  Pittosporum napaulense
 
  Family: PITTOSPORACEAE
  Citation:  Pittosporum napaulense (DC.) Rehder & Wilson, Pl. Wilson. 3: 326. 1916; M.P. Nayar & G.S. Giri in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 445. 1993; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 24. 1999; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 285. 2005. Senacia napaulensis DC., Prodr. 1: 347. 1824. Pittosporum floribundum Wight & Arn., Prodr. 154. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1:199.1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 55(40).1915; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 19. 1998.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kasumaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Small trees; branchlets terete, lenticellate, pubescent. Leaves fascicled, 8-16 x 3-4 cm, cuneate, oblong-lanceolate, apex acute or slightly acuminate, glabrous; petiole to 2 cm. Corymbs terminal, much branched, to 11 cm long, pubescent; flowers white; sepals 1-1.25 mm, ovate, margin ciliate; petals 6 x 2 mm, oblong, basally united, recurved; stamens free, yellow, 4 mm long; ovary 1-5 celled, ovate, pubescent; style 1, stigma 2-5-lobed.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-April
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and shola forests
  Distribution: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Madagascar
  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:
  Localities: Olippara, Thannikkudy
   
 
   
 
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