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  Schefflera capitata
 
  Family: ARALIACEAE
  Citation:  Schefflera capitata (Wight & Arn.) Harms in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 3(8): 36. 1894; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 571(403). 1919; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 207. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 127. 1988; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 407. 2009. Paratropia capitata Wight & Arn., Prodr. 378. 1834. Brassaia capitata (Wight & Arn.) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 732. 1879.
  Malayalam Name(s): Etilamaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Low much-branched trees. Leaves alternate, palmately compound; leaflets seven, their stalks 2 inches; ca 15 x 5 cm, coriaceous, glossy on the upper side, dull and light green on lower side; midrib very stout, brown; lateral neves slender, prominent on the upper side, the smaller reticulations distinct on the lower sides; leaf-base sheathing with a triangular intra-petiolar stipule, covering the axillary bud; petiole to 15 cm long. Inflorescens a terminal panicle up to 35 cm long, dark purple. Flowers in dense sessile heads of 6 or 7, at the ends of the stout branches of the panicle; heads 1.5-2.5 cm wide, of about ten flowers. Bracts concave, tomentose. Petals 6, valvate. Stamens longer than the petals abruptly bent inwards just below the anther; anther opening inwards. Ovary bluntly conical, continuous with the disc at the base; 6-celled, ovules one in each cell; styles fused in to a column. Fruits drupaceous, sub globose, 6-angled.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Kannur, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Walakkad, Chandanathode
   
 
   
 
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