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  Symplocos macrophylla ssp. macrophylla
 
  Family: SYMPLOCACEAE
  Citation:  Symplocos macrophylla Wall. ex A. DC in DC., Prodr. 8: 257. 1844, ssp. macrophylla; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 578. 1882; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 281. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 33. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 233. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 421. 2002. Symplocos gardneriana Wight, Ic. t. 1231. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 582. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 782(550). 1921.
  Malayalam Name(s): Malankuruvi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 7 m high; young branches rusty tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, 7.5 -15 x 3.5 -7.5 cm, elliptic , elliptic-ovate, base acute or rounded, apex acute to acuminate, margin crenulate, recurved when old, glabrous above, rusty villous beneath, coriaceous, yellow when dry; petiole 10 -20 mm, stout, tomentose; lateral nerves 10 -12 pairs, prominent, pinnate, villous, midrib raised beneath; intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, white, 0.85cm across, sessile, in axillary spike, 5cm, densely rusty villous; bracts small. Calyx tube adnate to the ovary, lobes 5, ovate, acute villous. Corolla deeply 5-lobed. Stamens numerous, many seriate, adnate to the corolla tube; anthers short. Ovary inferior; ovules 2 in each cells, pendulous; stigma slightly lobed. Fruit a drupe, 1.2cm long, cylindrical densely hairy, purple.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur
  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:
  Altitude: 750-1000
  Localities: Vellimala, Teerthundamala, Ponmudi, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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