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  Pterospermum acerifolium
 
  Family: STERCULIACEAE
  Citation:  Pterospermum acerifolium (L.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 729. 1800; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 368. 1874; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 90. 1990; Chandra in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 448. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 86. 1994; V. Chithra in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 465. 2005. Pentapetes acerifolia L., Sp. Pl. 698. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Dinnerplate tree
  Description: Tree, 12-15 m tall; bark smooth, ash-coloured; branchlets ferruginous-tomentose. Leaves polymorphous, obovate to orbicular or oblong, cordate, sometimes peltate at base, coarsely serrate at margin, entire or sinuately lobed at apex, 18-32 x 10-28 cm, grey-tomentose beneath; stipules multifid, caducous. Flowers axillary, solitary or in 2 or 3 flowered cymes, fragrant; bracts semilunar; bracteoles laciniate, caducous. Sepals linear-oblong, obtuse, 11-12.5 x 0.7-1.4 cm, fleshy, densely tomentose outside, villous inside. Petals linear-oblong, 8-10 x 0.7-1.2 cm, slightly shorter than sepals, stellate-pubescent outside, white. Staminodes ca 6 cm long, clavate. Ovary oblong, 5-loculed; ovules many in 2 rows; stigma clavate. Capsules stalked, oblong, 7.5-14 cm long, 5-angled, woody and brown-tubercled. Seeds obliquely ovoid, compressed with a large membranous wing.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as avenue tree
  Distribution: Continental Asia; introduced elsewhere
  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: Sappal hill-Dhoni R. F.
   
 
   
 
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