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  Viburnum punctatum
 
  Family: CAPRIFOLIACEAE
  Citation:  Viburnum punctatum Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 142. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 5. 1880; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 203. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 187. 1989; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 45. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 167. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 144. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 144. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 245. 2005. Viburnum acuminatum Wall. ex DC., Prodr. 4: 325. 1830; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 575(406). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Konakkara, Konakarimaram
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  Description: Trees, to 12 m high, bark greyish-brown, blaze dull-red with narrow darker streaks; young parts and inflorescence covered by minute peltate scales. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 5-20 mm, grooved above, slender, peltate scaly; lamina 3.5-13 x 1-5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-obovate, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, base acute, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, recurved, glabrous above, punctate and covered with peltate scales beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 5-10 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, white, 5 mm across, in terminal umbellate corymbs; bracteoles persistent; calyx tube 2 mm long; lobes 5, obtuse; corolla rotate, shortly tubular, 2.5 mm long, white, pubescent; lobes 5, ovate, obtuse, spreading; stamens 5, inserted on the corolla tube; filaments erect; anthers oblong-cordate; ovary inferior, 1-celled, oblong, ovule 1, pendulous; style short, stigma broadly 3 lobed, decurrent, subsessile. Fruit a drupe 8 x 5 mm, ovoid, compressed, punctate, reddish-brown, crowned with persistent style; seed one, compressed, ventrally concave.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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:
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  Localities: Olikkudy, Edappalayam, Pandaravarai, Vattavada, Pachakkanam
   
 
   
 
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