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  Schefflera micrantha
 
  Family: ARALIACEAE
  Citation:  Schefflera micrantha (Clarke) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 569(402). 1919; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 407. 2009. Heptapleurum rostratum (Wight) Bedd. var. micranthum Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 729. 1879. Schefflera rostrata (Wight) Harms var. micrantha (Clarke) Mahesh., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 2: 376. 1960; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 127. 1988; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 310. 1997; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 243. 2005.
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  Description: Small trees, to 7 m high. Leaves digitately compound, alternate, stipulate; stipules adnate within the petiole; rachis 6.5-16 cm long, cylindric, base sheathing, glabrous; leaflets 5, petiolule 15-25 mm, lamina 4-15 x 1.5-4.5 cm, elliptic, lanceolate or broadly obovate, base narrowed, acute or obtuse; apex acuminate or caudate acuminate; margin entire, wavy, chartaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 6-12 pairs, pinnate, slender, faint, prominent; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, in lateral panicles or racemes of small umbels, 1.2 cm across, bract and bracteoles glabrous; calyx 6-8 toothed; petals 6-8 stamens 6-8, anthers dorsifixed; ovary 6-8-celled, ovules pendulous stigma 6-8. Fruit a berry, 6-8 angled.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-August
  District(s): Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, 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): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Altitude:
  Localities: Walakkad, Kakki hills, Karuvarakundu
   
 
   
 
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