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  Pterospermum obtusifolium
 
  Family: STERCULIACEAE
  Citation:  Pterospermum obtusifolium Wight ex Mast. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 369. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 108(77). 1915; Chandra in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 450. 1993; V. Chithra in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 466. 2005.
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  Description: Trees to 15 m tall. Leaves alternate, obovate-oblong, slightly oblique, cuneate at base, entire, coarsely dentate at margin near apex, obtuse or 2-lobed at apex, 7.5-15 x 3.5-6 cm, coriaceous, glabrescent above, grey tomentose beneath. Flowers in axillary cymes; bracteoles laciniate. Sepals linear-lanceolate, ca 2.5 x 0.5 cm, stellate-tomentose. Petals oblanceolate, ca 2.2 x 0.8 cm, clawed. Stamens 15; staminal tube ca 2 mm long; staminodes 5, filiform, stellate-pubescent. Ovary globose, ca 2.3 cm, pubescent. Capsules oblong, obtusely angled, 6.5-8.5 cm long, tubercled; seeds winged above.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
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  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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