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  Rapanea thwaitesii
 
  Family: MYRSINACEAE
  Citation:  Rapanea thwaitesii Mez in Engl., Pflanzenreich Myrsin. 357. 1902; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 751(528). 1921; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 60. 1998. Myrsine thwaitesii (Mez) Wadhwa in Dassanayake & Clayton, eds. Revised Handb. Fl. Ceylon 13: 159. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cheeramaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 7 m high; branchlets thick. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 5-10 mm, slender, glabrous; lamina 7-10 x 2.5-3.5 cm, ovate or oblanceolate, base attenuate, apex acute, rounded or emarginate, margin entire, marked with resinous dots, glabrous, coriaceous, nerves obscure. Flowers polygamous or dioecious 3 mm across, in umbels; pedicels short, 4-5 mm; calyx 3 mm wide, lobes4-5, acute, ciliate, gland dotted; corolla tube short, lobes 4-5, 3 x 1.5 mm, sparsely gland dotted, spreading; stamens inserted on the corolla, filaments absent, anthers ovate; ovary 1 mm, free, globose, 1-celled; style 0.5 mm. Fruit a berry, 4 mm across, purple, globose; seed one.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Brown
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
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