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  Schefflera rostrata
 
  Family: ARALIACEAE
  Citation:  Schefflera rostrata (Wight) Harms in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 3(8): 38. 1894; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 569(402). 1919; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 216. 1994; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 301. 2002. Hedera rostrata Wight, Ic. tt. 1013,1014.1845, p.p. Heptapleurum rostratum (Wight) Bedd., For. Man. Bot. 122. 1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 729. 1879.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pullumaram
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  Description: Trees. 8-12 m high, sometimes epiphytic on trees or rocks. Leaves digitate, leaflets 7-11, 5-12 x 3-8 cm, oblong lanceolate, acute at apex, round at base, rusty pubescent when young; petioles 10-20 cm long; petiolule 0.5-2.5 cm long, both rusty pubescent when young. Inflorescence at tip of old branches or axillary; umbels 2-2.5 cm diam. Peduncles 2-3 cm long; pedicels 0.5-1 cm long. Bracts 0.2-0.3 cm long, ovate, rusty pubescent when young. Flowers 0.4-0.5 cm across. Calyx tube 0.2-0.25 cm long, 0.25 cm diam., minutely 5-6 toothed. Petals 0.25-0.3 cm long, ovate, valvate. Filaments 0.5 cm long; anthers c. 0.1 cm long, introse. Ovary 0.4-0.5 cm long; style short, connate in into a cylindric column.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  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
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 900-1200
  Localities: Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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