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  Actinodaphne campanulata var. obtusa
 
  Family: LAURACEAE
  Citation:  Actinodaphne campanulata Hook.f. var. obtusa Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1230(861). 1925; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 389. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 342. 1998; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 41. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 563. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 422. 2005.
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  Description: Trees, to 8 m high; bark greyish-brown; blaze dull-yellow; young shoots glabrous or sparsely hairy. Leaves simple, 4-8 in a whorl, opposite or subopposite, estipulate; petiole 8-10 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 5.5-10 x 1.5-3 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, base acute or cuneate, apex acute or obtuse, margin entire, glabrous, glaucous beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 5-11 pairs, pinnate, prominent, ascending at an angle of 300-400 from midrib; intercostae scalariform, faint. Flowers unisexual, yellowish-green, in lateral and axillary umbellate fascicles; pedicels 0.5-0.6 cm long; bracts 1 mm long; perianth; campanulate in female flowers; lobes 6 in male flowers; stamens 9, in 3 rows, filaments slender, 2-glandular; staminodes 9, in 3 rows, those of third row linear with 2-glands; ovary half inferior, minute, globose, attenuate into the style; stigma dilated. Fruit a berry, 0.5 cm across.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-June
  District(s): Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 1000-1500
  Localities: Mlappara, Deviar, Chokkampatti hills, Chemungi, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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