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  Sageraea laurina
  Citation:  Sageraea laurina Dalz. in Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew. Gard. Misc. 3: 207. 1851. Guatteria laurifolia Graham, Cat. 4. 1839, non Dunal 1817. Sageraea laurifolia (Graham) Blatt., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 34: 294. 1930; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 282. 1993; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 42. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 6. 2002. Sageraea dalzellii Bedd., Ic. t. 42. 1874,p.p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 12(8). 1915; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 33. 1996; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 170. 2005. Bocagea dalzellii (Bedd.) Hook. f. & Thoms. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 92. 1872, p. p.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kanakaitha, Manyarei, Manjanara
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  Description: Trees, to 20 m; bole pyramidal; bark surface black, smooth, often blotched with grey; blaze creamy yellow; young shoots glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous, drooping, estipulate; petiole 10-12 mm, stout, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 10-30 x 3.5-10 cm, elliptic or broadly oblong; base acute, attenuate or obtuse; apex acute; margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous, shining above; lateral nerves 10-15 pairs, pinnate, prominent; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, yellow, 15-18 mm across, in axillary fascicles with a few scaly bracts at the base of the pedicels; sepals 3, 3 x 5 mm orbicular, ciliate, slightly connate at base; outer petals yellow, 13 x 8 mm, orbicular, concave, ciliate along margin, inner petals similar but smaller than the outer; torus scarcely elevated; stamens upto 25, in 2 or more rows; outer sometimes sterile and flattened, connectives produced, not concealing the anthers, anthers oblong; carpels 3-6, hairy, ovules 1-8, style absent, stigma capitate. Fruit an aggregate of berries, green, fruitlets 7-7.5 x 3.5 cm, globose; seed one.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Thrissur, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  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: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Near Threatened (NT)
  Localities: Peechi, Kottayali, Vaniampuzha
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