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  Polyscias acuminata
 
  Family: ARALIACEAE
  Citation:  Polyscias acuminata (Wight) Seem., J. Bot. 3:181.1865; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:727.1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 568(401). 1919; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 127. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 223. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 215. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 141. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 36. 1998; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 64. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 164. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 300. 2002. Hedera acuminata Wight, Ic. t. 1062. 1846.
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  Description: Large shrubs to small trees. Leaves to 30 cm long, 1-pinnate, leaflets opposite, 5-6 paired, 12 x 4 cm, elliptic-oblong, acuminate, entire, petiolulate; petiole sheathing at base. Umbels in axillary or terminal panicles, 30-50 cm long; bracts lanceolate. Flowers 4-5 mm across, 6-12 together, pedicellate; calyx lobes 5, ovate, acute; petals brown, 3 x 2 mm, ovate, acute, valvate; stamens 5, filaments shorter than anthers; ovary 5-celled, inferior; styles 5, free. Fruit a 5-angled globose berry.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-February
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Brown, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 800-1600
  Localities: Alvarakurichi, Uppermanalar, Agasthiyarmalai, Damsite, Agastyarkudam, Pongalapara, Agasthyamala
   
 
   
 
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