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  Psydrax umbellata
  Citation:  Psydrax umbellata (Wight) Bridson, Kew Bull. 48: 762. 1993; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 161. 2002. Canthium umbellatum Wight, Ic. t. 1034. 1845; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 132. 1880. Plectronia didyma (Gaertn. f.) Kurz var. umbellata (Wight) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 624(440). 1921. Canthium dicoccum (Gaertn.) Teijsm. & Binn. var. umbellatum (Wight) Sant. & Merch., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 3: 107. 1961; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 129. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 212. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 229. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 223. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 25, 33; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 217. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 147. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 248. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 342. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nanjul, Karimchulungu
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  Description: Evergreen trees, bark yellowish-grey, shallowly fissured; branchlets tetragonous. Leaves simple, opposite decussate, 8-15 x 3-6 cm, elliptic, lanceolate, elliptic-oblong, elliptic-obovate, oblong-lanceolate, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, apex acuminate, caudate-acuminate or obtusely acuminate, base acute or attenuate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; stipules interpetiolar, connate; petiole 6-10 mm, stout, glabrous; lateral nerves 3-6 pairs, pinnate, slender, faint; intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, white, in axillary, compact umbels; peduncle 5 mm long, stout. Calyx tube short, 5-toothed. Corolla tube campanulate; lobes 5, valvate, reflexed. Anthers 5, subsessile on the mouth of the corolla. Ovary inferior, 2-celled, ovules one in each cell; style columnar; stigma capitate. Fruit a drupe, 1.2 cm long, ovoid, black; pyrenes 1-2.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Alappuzha, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests and sacred groves
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Vellanimala, Vanchikulam, Karimala, Vengoli, Kariamchola, Valiyaparathode, Damsite, Ranni, Teerthundamala, Arunappara, Lock-hert gap, Karappa, Vandanam
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