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  Symplocos macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa
 
  Family: SYMPLOCACEAE
  Citation:  Symplocos macrocarpa Wight ex Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 582. 1882, ssp. macrocarpa; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 782(549). 1923; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 281. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 195. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 420. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Malamparala
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 8 m high, bark smooth; blaze yellowish. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 5-8 mm, stout, rusty pubescent, grooved above; lamina 6-15 x 3-4.5 cm, elliptic, obovate, elliptic-oblong; base acute or obtuse, apex acuminate, margin serrate, gland dotted, glabrous above, shiny, coriaceous; lateral nerves 8-10 pairs, regular, pinnate; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, white, 8.5 mm across, in 1-4 flowered axillary or terminal short spikes; bracts solitary at the base of each pedicel; bracteoles early cauducous; calyx tube adnate to the ovary, lobes 5, 3-3.5 mm long, campanulate; corolla lobes 5, 3-3.5 mm long, connate at the base; stamens many, unequal, many seriate, adnate to the corolla tube; anthers short, filaments unite at the base; ovary inferior, ovules 2-3 in each cell, pendulous from the inner angle; style filiform; stigma capitate. Fruit a drupe, 1.5-2 x 0.8-1 cm, ovoid, creamy white, smooth, glabrous.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-October
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 700-800
  Localities: Kallar, Boneccord, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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