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  Vatica chinensis
  Citation:  Vatica chinensis L., Mant. Pl. 2: 242. 1771; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 84(61). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 84. 1984; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 42. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 53. 1990; K.P. Janardh. in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 248. 1993; K.P. Janardh. & W. Arisdason in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 373. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 113. 2009. Vatica roxburghiana (Wight) Blume, Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat. 2: 31, t.1849; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 302. 1874. Vateria roxburghiana Wight ex Arn., Ann. Nat. Hist. ser. 1, 3: 155. 1839.
  Malayalam Name(s): Adakkapine, Cherupiney, Payinipasa
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  Description: Evergreen trees, to 25 m high, bole buttressed; bark pale green, smooth; exudation resinous; young shoots, buds, outside of perianth exposed in bud, lepidote. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules small, fugacious; petiole 20-50 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 9-25 x 3-11 cm, ovate or oblong, base obtuse or broadly cuneate, apex obtusely acute, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 10-14 pairs, parallel, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers bisexual, white, in axillary spreading panicles; pedicels 5-ribbed; ribs alternating with sepals; calyx tube very short, adnate to the base of the ovary; lobes 5, ovoid-deltoid, acute, pubescent; petals 5, white, oblong; stamens 15 in 2 rows; filaments short, flattened at base; anthers oblong, shortly apiculate; ovary superior, covered with large shallow pits, lepidote, 3-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style about as long as ovary, ribbed; stigmas densely papillose, obscurely 3-lobed. Fruit a capsule, lepidote, subglobose shortly pointed with 3 obscure, loculicidal furrows, puberulous; pericarp coriaceous; calyx persistent.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kollam, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Kannur, Thrissur
  Habitat: Evergreen forests, also planted as avenue tree
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Venmony
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