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  Pleurostylia opposita
 
  Family: CELASTRACEAE
  Citation:  Pleurostylia opposita (Wall.) Alston in Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6: (Suppl.) 48. 1931; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 115. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 117. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 67. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 67. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 69. 1998; K. Ramam. in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 134. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 162. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 126. 2005; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 715. 2005. Celastrus opposita Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 398. 1824. Pleurostylia wightii Wight & Arn., Prodr. 157.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1:617.1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 211(152). 1918.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karuvali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees to 10 m high; bark white-corky, vertically shallowly fissured. Leaves opposite, 7 x 3 cm, elliptic to oblanceolate, glabrous, entire, many-nerved. Flowers in axillary cymes, shortly peduncled; pedicels 3 mm long; sepals 5, ovate, free; petals pale yellow or white, 2.5 mm long, oblong, spreading, stamens 5, filaments curved; ovary 1-celled; ovules 2; stigma subsessile, peltate. Drupe 5 x 4 mm, obliquely obovate, white, smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South Asia, Madagascar and Mauritius
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-700
  Localities: Kattalappara, Kallar, Vellimala, Naduthottam, Ranni, Thenmalai, Bonaccord, Karamanayar region
   
 
   
 
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