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  Schefflera chandrasekharanii
 
  Family: ARALIACEAE
  Citation:  Schefflera chandrasekharanii Ramam. & Rajan, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 79: 163. 1982; Shanavas & Santhosh, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 19: 543. 1995.
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  Description: Small trees; bark papery, branchlets terete, lenticellate. Leaves digitately compound, alternate, stipulate; stipules adnate within the petiole; rachis cylindric glabrous, base sheathing; petiolule 5-15 mm long, terete; leaflets 1-2; 5-10 x 3-4 cm, obovate; base cuneate or oblique; apex apiculate; margin crenate, wavy; coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs, pinnate, prominent; intercostae reticulate. Flower bisexual, in terminal umbellate panicles; peduncle 2 cm long, pedicel 1-2 mm long, tomentose; calyx 1 mm long, cup shaped, adnate to the ovary; petals 5, 1 mm long, ovate, glabrous; stamens 5, inserted around the disc, filaments incurved, anthers oblong; ovary 5-celled, ovule 1 in each cell, style short.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen 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
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Munnar, Neymakkadu
   
 
   
 
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