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  Actinodaphne tadulingamii
  Citation:  Actinodaphne tadulingamii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 130. 1925 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1231(862). 1925; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 392. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 402. 1990; Pandura. & V.J. Nair, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 17: 173. 1993; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 582. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 342. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 266. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 564. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 694. 2009.
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  Description: Trees, to 7 m high, bark grey mottled with green, lenticellate; blaze creamy yellow with sclerotic streaks; branches rusty tomentose. Leaves simple, 3-5 in a whorl, opposite or subopposite, estipulate; petiole 10-20 mm long, stout, tomentose; lamina 8-24 x 2.5-7.5 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, base cuneate-attenuate, apex acuminate, margin entire, glabrate above and fulvous villous beneath, subcoriaceous; lateral nerves 10-15 pairs, pinnate, prominent, ascending at an angle of 300-400 from midrib, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers unisexual, in lateral umbels or short subracemes; peduncle 4-5 mm long, pubescent; pedicels 0.5-0.6 cm long, pubescent; bracts orbicular, fulvous villous; perianth tubular, campanulate and about ca. 5 mm across in males, cupular and about 5-7 mm across in females, lobes 6; stamens 9, in 3 rows, filaments 2-glandular; staminodes 9, in 3 rows, fulvous, first and third row linear and 2-glandular; ovary half inferior, globose, sunk in perianth, 0.1-0.15 cm across, fulvous-villous, stigma dilated. Fruit a berry 8-10 mm across, ovoid, black; perianth tube cup shaped; pedicel 1 cm long.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-1000
  Localities: Vellimala, Kariamchola, Kottayali, Pathenthode, Chandanathode, Meenmutty-Kulamavu, Panamkutty, Silent Valley R. F., Ampumala, Bonaccord
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