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  Schefflera racemosa
 
  Family: ARALIACEAE
  Citation:  Schefflera racemosa (Wight) Harms in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 3(8): 38. 1894; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 570(402). 1919; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 208. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 185. 1989; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 36. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 165. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 143. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 408. 2009. Hedera racemosa Wight, Ic. t. 1015. 1845. Heptapleurum racemosum (Wight) Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 214. 1872; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 729. 1879.
  Malayalam Name(s): Charuka, Ettilamaram, Kappamaram, Kottathunikkan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Medium sized trees, to 10 m high; young parts rusty tomentose. Leaves digitately compound, alternate, stipulate; stipules adnate within the petiole; rachis 12-23 cm long, stout, sheathing at base, glabrous; leaflets 4-8; petiolule 2.5-5 cm long, slender, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 9.5-18 x 3.8-6 cm, elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, base acute; apex acuminate, margin entire or wavy, glabrous, glaucous beneath, chartaceous; lateral nerves 7-14 pairs, ascending, slender, raised; intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, pale green, in paniculate racemes from stout older branches; bracts, bracteoles and pedicels rusty pubescent, bracts persistent; calyx 5-toothed, obtuse; petals 5, ovate, acute, valvate; stamens as many as petals; ovary cells as many as petals; styles 5, short, connate in a cylindric column, stigma distinct. Fruit a berry, 5-6 mm across, 5-celled, 5 angled, ovoid, glabrous with persistent style.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Idukki, Kannur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Ollavayal, Mlappara, Udumbatheri, Kottamala, Tirunalli
   
 
   
 
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