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  Symplocos pulchra ssp. pulchra
 
  Family: SYMPLOCACEAE
  Citation:  Symplocos pulchra Wight, Ic. t. 1230. 1848, ssp. pulchra; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 583. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 784(551). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 245. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 169. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 273. 1990.
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  Description: Shrubs or trees, 6-10m; twigs densely villous or fulvous hirsute, hairs 3-4 mm long. Leaves 14.0-16.5 x 3.5-5.5 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, base cuneate to rounded, dentate to denticulate, often ciliate, brown villose or fulvous hirsute hairy on both surfaces, chartaceous, nerves 7-12 pairs; petioles 5-8 mm. Spikes 1-3 cm long, 1-3-flowered; pedicels 2-4 mm; bracts 3.5-6.0 x 1.0 mm, bracteoles 2.0-2.5 x 0.7-1.0 mm, linear, acuminate, margin hirsute. Calyx lobes 1.0-1.2 x 1.0-1.1 mm, margin glandular pilose. Corolla lobes 4-8 x 1.0-2.5 mm, white. Stamens usually 80. Disc glandular pilose. Stylar base pilose; stigma slightly notched. Fruits 13 x 5 mm, narrowly cylindrical.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Kollam, Palakkad
  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:
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  Localities: Sunderamala, Silent Valley R. F., Walakkad, Madirithode
   
 
   
 
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