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  Poeciloneuron indicum
  Citation:  Poeciloneuron indicum Bedd., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 8: 267,t.17. 1865 & Fl. Sylv. t.3. 1869; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 278. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 77(56). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 81. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 22. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 55. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 72. 1990; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 48. 1990; N.P. Singh in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 146. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 73. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 54. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 33. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 26. 1998; Mohanan et al., Ann. For. 7: 87. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 89. 2002; W. Arisdason & P. Daniel in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 352. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 138. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Poothamkolli, Vayila, Vayila vazha, Vayanavu
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  Description: Large evergreen trees; to 30 m high; bark 5-6 mm thick, grey to brown, rough; bole straight, buttressed some times with stilt root; exudation milky yellow, scanty; branchlets terete. Leaves simple, opposite, 11-25 x 2.5-6.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or linear-oblong, apex caudate acuminate, base acute or obtuse, margin entire, glossy, areolate, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves many, close, parallel, slender, obscure; intercostae reticulate; petiole 10-30 mm, stout, glabrous, grooved above. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-white, fragrant, in axillary and terminal panicles; pedicels 1-2 cm, puberulous; bracteoles triangular. Sepals 5, 3 mm long, ovate, puberulous without. Petals 5, 5-6 mm, elliptic to obovate. Stamens numerous, free or slightly connate; filaments 0.5 mm long; anthers 3.5 mm, erect. Ovary 1-2 mm, bilocular; ovules 2 in each locule; styles 2, subulate. Fruit a capsule, 2-2.5 cm across, globose, beaked, pink, 1-celled; seed one, fleshy.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-June
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Habitat: Evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-800
  Localities: Vazhachal, Alvarakurichi, Kallar, Pandimotta, Koruthode, Valiyaparathode, Pathenthode, Chandanathode, Singampara-Siruvani forests, Karamanayar region, Attayar
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