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  Schefflera stellata
 
  Family: ARALIACEAE
  Citation:  Schefflera stellata (Gaertn.) Harms in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 3(8): 39.1894; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 570(402). 1919; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 216. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 143. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 302. 2002. Heptapleurum stellatum Gaertn. Fruct. 2:472. t.178. 1791; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 730. 1879. Hedera obovata Wight, Ic. t. 1011 & 1012. 1845.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kappamaram, Urumamkai, Uramkai
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Straggling shrubs. Leaves digitate; leaflets 3-5, 12 x 8 cm, obovate, apex emarginate or slightly obtuse; petiole 10-15 cm long, sheathing, petiolule to 5 cm. Panicles to 35 cm long; pedicels to 0.7 cm long; calyx tube united with ovary forming a rim; petals 7-8, 3 x 1.5 cm, triangular; stamens 7-8, filaments 1.5 mm; anthers 1.5 mm; ovary seated in the calyx cup; ovary 7-8 celled. Drupe globose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-July
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along banks of streams in evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1800
  Localities: Churullipetty, Chemungi, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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