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  Ximenia americana
 
  Family: OLACACEAE
  Citation:  Ximenia americana L., Sp. Pl. 1193 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 574. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 190(135). 1915; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 678. 2005.
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  Description: Shrubs or trees, 2-4 m tall; branchlets usually spiny. Levaes alternate, crowded, 3-5 × 2-3 cm,ovate, elliptic, or obovate, more or less leathery, base obtuse, apex obtuse, apiculate, mucronulate, or sometimes emarginate; secondary veins 3-5 on each side of midvein; petiole 3-5 mm. Cymes or racemes 1.5-2.5 cm, 3-6-flowered. Pedicel 2-3 mm. Calyx cupular, ca. 1 mm. Petals 4 or 5, white or greenish, oblong, 5-7 mm, inside white-barbate. Stamens 8 or 10. Ovary ovoid-conica Drupe orange, ± globose to ovoid, 2-3 cm in diam.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Throughout the tropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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