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  Wrightia arborea
 
  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb., Taxon 26: 533. 1977; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 280. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 295. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 283. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 205. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 245. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 191. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 314. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 434. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 526. 2009. Periploca arborea Dennst., Schluss. Hort. Malab. 23, 25. 1818. Wrightia tomentosa Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 4: 414. 1819; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 653. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 816(573). 1923.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mylampala, Nilampala, Nettampala, Thouthapala
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  Description: Small deciduous trees; to 12 m high; bark 8.5 mm, pale grey, corky; blaze greenish-yellow, latex yellow; branchlets tomentose. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 3-7 mm, stout, tomentose; lamina 6-15 x 3-6.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-ovate, ovate or obovate; base acute; apex acuminate; margin entire, tomentose on both sides, chartaceous; lateral nerves 9-13 pairs, tomentose, prominent, pinnate; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, greenish-yellow, in terminal or pseudoaxillary dense shortly peduncled tomentose cymes; pedicel 1 cm long, stout, tomentose; calyx short, lobes 5, 4 mm long, broadly ovate, obtuse, pubescent without, glandular inside; corolla salver shaped, lobes 15 x 10 mm, obovate, puberulous, throat with 1-2 series of erect, entire or lobed orange corona scales, tube 5 mm long, shorter than the lobes; stamens 5, inserted on the mouth of the tube, anthers 8 mm long, exserted, sagitate, spurred at base, hairy; disc absent; carpels 2, 2 mm, connate; ovules many; style 3 mm, filiform; stigma ovoid with a basal ring usually toothed. Fruit of 2 connate follicular mericarps, ca. 16 x 2 cm, cylindrical, subterete, green, sparsely white tubercled, rough, apically beaked; seeds linear, comose at one end.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Alappuzha, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and dry deciduous forests and sacred groves
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Peechi, Rosemala, Sabarimala, Karimala, Appuppanthode, Tirunalli, Kottur R.F., Thamarakulam
   
 
   
 
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