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  Schefflera wallichiana
 
  Family: ARALIACEAE
  Citation:  Schefflera wallichiana (Wight & Arn.) Harms in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 3(8): 38. 1894; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 570(403). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 201. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 209. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 185. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 216. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 29. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 212. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 141. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 165. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 71. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 143. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 409. 2009. Paratropia wallichiana Wight & Arn., Prodr. 77. 1834. Heptapleurum wallichianum (Wight & Arn.) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 730. 1879.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ettilamaram, Kannimaram, Modakom
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  Description: Trees, sometimes epiphytic on other trees; up to 12 m high; bark 5-8 mm thick, surface grey, rough; branchlets 2 cm thick. Leaves digitately, compound, alternate, leaflets 5-8, 14-24 x 5-8 cm, oblong or ovate, apex obtusely acuminate or acute, base subcordate, truncate or round margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous; stipules adnate within the petiole, 1.5 cm broad, hyaline; rachis 17-37 cm long, stout, cylindric, glabrous, sheathing at base; petiolule 4-6.5 cm long, whorled, stout; lateral nerves 10-21 pairs, very slender, nearly horizontal; intercostae obscure. Flowers bisexual, pale green, 6-8 mm across, 12-20 together in umbels on elongate racemes arranged in panicles on short axis; pedicel 7 mm long. Calyx truncate. Petals 5, valvate, cohering in to a cap above the stamens. Stamens 5. Ovary inferior, syncarpus, cells as many as petals; style absent; stigma sessile. Fruit a berry, 5-6 mm across, globose, 5 angled, crowned with disc; pyrenes 5, 1-seeded.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Kollam, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1020
  Localities: Sholayar, Rockwood, Pandimotta, Aladi, Kottamala, Shekkalmudi, Nelluyampathy forests, Chandanathode, Lock-hert gap, Ponmudi, Boneccord, Olichuchattam
   
 
   
 
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