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  Viburnum coriaceum
 
  Family: CAPRIFOLIACEAE
  Citation:  Viburnum coriaceum Blume, Bijdr. 656. 1826; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 5. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 576(407). 1919; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 129. 1988; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 45. 1998. Viburnum hebanthum sensu Wight, Ic. t. 1023. 1845, non Thw. 1859.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mottumookkan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Evergreen trees, to 7 m high, bark grey. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 10-40 mm long, slender, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 6.4-17.5 x 2.5-5.5 cm, elliptic, obovate, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, base acute or obtuse, apex acuminate, margin entire or slightly serrate, glabrous, chartaceous; lateral nerves 4-6 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent, domatia present. Flowers bisexual, white, 3 mm across, in terminal or subterminal umbellate corymbs; bracteoles deciduous; calyx tube 2 mm long, pubescent, lobes 5, persistent, obtuse; corolla tube 4 mm long, tubular, glabrous; lobes 5, short, ovate-obtuse, erect, ciliate; stamens 5, inserted on the corolla tube; filaments short; ovary inferior, oblong, 1-celled, ovules 1, pendulous; style short, stigma 3 lobed. Fruit a drupe 8 x 5 mm, elliptic, compressed, ribbed, beaked, reddish-brown; seed one, 6 x 4 mm, elliptic.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-September
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Margins of shola forests
  Distribution: India, Bhutan, Myanmar and Indonesia
  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:
  Localities: Sispara, Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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