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  Aglaia lawii
  Citation:  Aglaia lawii (Wight) Saldanha in Saldanha & Nicolson, Fl. Hassan Dist. 392. 1976; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 109. 1990; Pannell, Kew Bull. Add. ser. 16, 97.1992; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 24,32. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 88. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 57. 1997; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 471.1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 57. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 54. 2002; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 642. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 206. 2009. Nimmonia lawii Wight, Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 7: 13. 1847. Amoora lawii (Wight) Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 133. 1871; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 561. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 181(130). 1915. Aglaia andamanica Hiern in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 555. 1875. Amoora canarana (Turcz.) Hiern in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 560.1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 182(130). 1915; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 88. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 48. 1988. Aglaia jainii Viswan. & K. Ramach., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 24: 212. 1982(1983); Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 131. 1997; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 469.1997; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 642. 2005. Aglaia tamilnadensis N.C. Nair & Rajan in Nair & Henry, Fl. Tamil Nadu ser. 1, 1: 66. 1983.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karakil, Vellacheeralam
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m; bark 3-4 mm thick, surface brownish-grey, mottled with green, smooth, exfoliations thin, semi fibrous; young parts, inflorescence, calyx and fruits covered by yellowish-brown lepidote scales. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, estipulate; leaflets 3-5, opposite or subopposite, 6-20 x 1.5-7 cm, asymmetrically broad ovate, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic-obovate, apex acuminate, obtuse or obtusely acuminate, base obliquely acute or obtuse, margin entire, glabrous, densely scaly, coriaceous; petiolule 3-10 mm, stout or slender, covered with peltate scales, grooved above; rachis 3.2-20 cm long, slender or stout, swollen at base covered with yellowish-brown lepidote scales lateral nerves 7-18 pairs, pinnate, prominent, inter costae obscure; hairy gland like galls some times present in the axils of lateral veins. Flowers polygamo-dioecious, white; females and bisexuals in spikes; males in panicles or racemes, axillary; pedicels tetragonous, short; calyx truncate, short, 4 lobed; lobes obscure; petals 4, orbicular, long, subentire at apex, glabrous; stamens 8-10; staminal tube slightly crenate at mouth; anthers 8-10, attached near the base of staminal tube; ovary superior, lepidote, 3-locular, one ovule in each locule; stigma 3-lobed. Fruit a capsule, 1.5-2 cm long, obovoid, obtuse, yellow; seeds surrounded by a fleshy aril.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Kollam, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Pacific Islands
  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:
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Pandimotta, Karadikkavala, Arjunankotta, Thekkady, Sabarimala, Kariamchola, Orukomban, Walayar, Damsite, Anamooly slopes, Chandanathode, Anmooly slopes, Pooyamkutty, Nadugani ghats
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