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  Schefflera bourdillonii
 
  Family: ARALIACEAE
  Citation:  Schefflera bourdillonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919: 228. 1919 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 570(403). 1919; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 216. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 165. 1998; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 364. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 301. 2002.
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  Description: Trees, to 8 m high. Leaves digitately compound. alternate, spiral; stipules intrapetiolar, connate within the petiole; rachis 4-10 cm long, slender, sheathing at the base, glabrous; leaflets 5-8; petiolule 0.5-1.5 cm, slender, articulate; lamina 4-9 x 0.6-2 cm, obovate, spathulate, elliptic-obovate or rhomboid, base attenuate or cuneate, apex obtuse, emarginate, margin entire, reflexed, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 2-7 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual often polygamous, 5 mm across, in subterminal stellate villous umbellate racemes upto 4 cm long; pedicels 5-10 mm long; calyx truncate, lobes 0; petals 5, ovate, acuminate, inflexed; staminodes in females 5, subulate; stamens 5; ovary inferior, 5-celled; styles short, not connate in to a cylindrical column. Fruit a berry, 3 mm across, 5-angled; seeds compressed.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-August
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern 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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 1000-1600
  Localities: Sunderamala, Uppermanalar, Chemungi, Pongalapara, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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