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  Symplocos kurgensis
 
  Family: SYMPLOCACEAE
  Citation:  Symplocos kurgensis Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 576. 1882; Subba et al., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 78:191.1981. Symplocos hohenackeri Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 582. 1882. Symplocos hebantha Thw. ex Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 580. 1882. Symplocos macrophylla Wall ex A. DC. var. kurgensis (Clarke) Nooteb., Rev. Symplocac. 229. 1975; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 268. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 272. 1990.
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  Description: Trees, to 10 m high; twigs seriaceous. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 9-20 mm long, slender, seriaceous; lamina 3-12.8 x 0.8-5 cm, elliptic or oblong, base round or cuneate, apex acuminate, margin minutely spinous denticulate, sparsely pubescent on both sides when young, glabrous except the midrib on lower surface when mature, chartaceous; lateral nerves 7-11 pairs, pinnate, slender, slightly prominent beneath, arched, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, white, scented, in axillary spikes of about 5-9.1 cm long; peduncle densely tawny tomentose; bracts 3 x 1.5 mm, at the base of each pedicel; bracteoles early cauducous; calyx tube adnate to the ovary, lobes 5, deltoid, acute, densely tawny tomentose on both sides, cauducous; bracteoles small, cauducous; calyx tube 1 mm long, glabrous, lobes 5, 2-3 x 1-2 mm, ovate, valvate, spathulate, tomentose without, except scarious margin; corolla 5-lobed, lobes 5-6 x 3 mm, oblong, obtuse, glabrous; stamens 50-98, 3-5 mm long, adnate to the corolla tube; anthers basifixed, 2-lobed; disc 5, glandular; ovary inferior, 6 mm, 2-5-celled, ovules 2-3 in each cell, pendulous from the inner angle; style cylindric, base broad and hirsute; stigma capitate; Fruit a drupe, 13-20 x 6-8 mm, ovoid-cylindrical, stone with shallow length were grooves, depressed at one side towards base; seeds 1-3, oblong.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kannur
  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): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: On the banks of Kunthipuzha, Chandanathode
   
 
   
 
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