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  Polyalthia shendurunii
 
  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Polyalthia shendurunii Basha & Sasidh., Rheedea 4: 21. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 19. 1997; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 167. 2005.
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  Description: Trees to 15 m tall; bole with warty tubercles; bark smooth, brownish-black. Leaves simple, alternate distichous, estipulate; petiole 5-10 mm long, stout, pubescent; lamina 15-26 x 6-8.5 cm, elliptic, obovate, oblong or elliptic-lanceolate; base rounded or truncate; apex acuminate, acumen to 3 cm long, margin entire, glabrous, midrib impressed and channelled above, lateral veins 10-14 pairs, pinnate, raised beneath; intercostae subscalariform. Flowers bisexual, greenish to yellow, on twigs solitary and or up to 10 in fascicles on tubercles on the trunk; pedicels 3-5 cm long and 2-3 mm thick, tomentose; bract 3-4 x 2.5-3 mm towards the lower half of the pedicel, ovate-acute, tomentose; sepals 3, 1.5-2 x 1-1.3 cm, deltoid-ovate, acuminate, reflexed, connate at base, persistent; petals 6 (3+3) subequal; outer slightly smaller, oblong, acute or acuminate, coriaceous, minutely rugose and appressed-tomentose on both sides, greenish-yellow to yellow, inner 8-9 x 1.5-2 cm; stamens numerous, closely arranged, 3 mm long; anthers and connectives hirsute, more on the ventral surface, appendage glabrous, anther cells concealed below the overlapping connectives; carpels many, each 2.5 mm long; ovule solitary, basal; style indistinct; stigma orbicular, depressed at middle, margins shortly lobed, glabrous. Fruit aggregate of berries, pedicel 4-5 mm across; fruitlets to 7, 3 x 2.5 cm, oblong-ovoid, glabrous; stalk ca.1.8 cm long; seed oblong, 2.8 x 1.8 cm.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Rosemala, Kallar
   
 
   
 
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