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  Stereospermum colais var. shendurunii
 
  Family: BIGNONIACEAE
  Citation:  Stereospermum colais (Buch.-Ham. ex Dillw.) Mabb. var. shendurunii Sasidh., Sujanapal & Binoy, Rheedea 16: 37. 2006.
  Malayalam Name(s): Poopathiri
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Tall trees. Leaves imparipinnate, opposite, rarely subopposite, estipulate; rachis 10-30 cm long, pubescent when young, stout, swollen at base, grooved above; leaflets 7-9, opposite or subopposite, petiolule 5-20 mm, stout, pubescent when young, grooved above; lamina 8-18 x 3-7 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, ovate, ovate-oblong to obovate; base obliquely acute or rounded, apex acuminate or caudate-acuminate, midrib pubescent above, margin entire, chartaceous, lateral nerves 5-12 pairs, pinnate, regular, arched towards the margin, raised below, intercostae reticulate. Panicle terminal, erect, peduncle stout, to 30 cm long; flowers ca. 5 cm across, bisexual, pedicel slender, puberulent, calyx 5-lobed, lobes unequal, dorsal lobe much larger than the others, puberulent, tube 1.2-1.5 cm; corolla regular, infundibuliform, 5-lobed, three dorsal lobes with three red lines, two ventral lobes partially united, a purple blotch at the mouth of the corolla tube, throat yellowish inside, tube dark pink outside, pubescent inside, base glandular hairy; stamens 4, didymous; filaments unequal, smaller ones 1-1.2 cm, larger to 2.2-2.5 cm, simple and glandular hairy below; anthers divergent, ca. 5 mm, oblong, basifixed; ovary, ca. 5 x 5 mm, oblong, glabrous, style terminal, ca. 2 cm long, stigma bilobed, clavate. Fruit a capsule, 20-80 cm long, pendulous, 4-angled, smooth, lenticellate, 2-valved, tapering at both ends, epicarp thick and woody; seeds 2.5-3 x 0.3-0.6 cm, many, fixed on the cylindrical central suture, 2-winged, greyish-white or yellowish-white, wings lacerate at apex.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
  District(s): Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status:
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