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  Symplocos racemosa
 
  Family: SYMPLOCACEAE
  Citation:  Symplocos racemosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 539. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 576. 1882; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 269. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 170. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 282. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 210. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 26. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 235. 1998; Ravikumar & Ved, Illustr. Field Guide 100 Red Listed Med. Pl. 362. 2000; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 301. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 505. 2009. Symplocos beddomei Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 582. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 783(551). 1921. Symplocos candolleana Brand. in Engl., Pflanzenreich Symploc. 49. 1901; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 782(549). 1921.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pachotti, Podippari
  Tamil name(s): Lodhra
  English name(s): Lodh tree, Symplocos bark
  Description: Trees, to 10 m high, bark 1 cm thick, greyish, smooth; branchlets glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, 7-15 x 3-6 cm, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, apex acute to acuminate, base acute, margin crenate-serrate, recurved, glabrous, shiny, coriaceous; petiole 6-15 mm long, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lateral nerves 6-12 pairs, glabrous, pinnate, slender; intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, in spikes, to 12 cm long, fulvus tomentose, many flowered; bracts ovate, cauducous; bracteoles early cauducous. Calyx tube adnate to the ovary, lobes 5, triangular, acute, glabrous. Corolla deeply 5-lobed. Stamens numerous, unequal, many seriate, adnate to the corolla tube; anthers short. Ovary inferior, ovules 2-3 in each cell, pendulous from the inner angle; style filiform. Fruit a drupe 15 x 5 mm, ovoid, glabrous, shallowly furrowed, yellow, stone woody; seeds 1-2, oblong.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-February
  District(s): Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Palakkad, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India to Indo-China
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-2200
  Localities: Kalvarimala, Damsite, Valiyaparathode, Kakki hills, Chandanathode, Ponmudi, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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