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  Psydrax dicoccos var. dicoccos
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Psydrax dicoccos Gaertn., Fruct. 1: 125. t.26. f.2. 1788, var. dicoccos; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 446. 2009. Canthium didymum (Brandis) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 132. 1880, non Gaertn. f. 1806. Plectronia didyma Benth. & Hook. f. ex Brandis, For. Fl. 276.1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 624(440). 1921. Canthium dicoccum (Gaertn.) Merr., Philipp. J. Sci. 35: 8. 1928; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 205. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 189. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 223. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 169. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 146. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Irumbarappan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 12 m high, bark white, corky. Leaves simple, opposite, distichous, 7-12 x 2.4-4.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, apex acuminate, base cuneate or acute, margin entire, recurved, glabrous, shiny coriaceous; stipules interpetiolar, cuneate, triangular, cuspidate; petiole 4-10 mm, stout, glabrous; lateral nerves 2-4 pairs, pinnate, prominent, ascending; intercostae reticulate, obscure beneath, domatia present. Flowers bisexual, pentamerous in axillary cymes, 10 mm long. Calyx tube short, lobes ciliate. Corolla lobes 5, oblong, reflexed, tube densely villous. Stamens 5; filaments short, disc round, cushion like. Ovary 2-celled, inferior; ovules one in each cell, pendulous; style 14 mm long, glabrous. Fruit a drupe, 0.8 cm long, globose, compressed, glabrous; pyrene rugose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kozhikkode, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen, semi-evergreen and dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  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: Churullipetty, Vallakkadavu, Kottamalapallam
   
 
   
 
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