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  Aglaia tomentosa
  Citation:  Aglaia tomentosa Teijsm. & Binn., Nat. Tijdsch. Ned. Ind. 27: 43. 1864; Pannell, Kew Bull. Addl. ser. 16, 331.1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 91. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 58. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 58. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 55. 2002. Aglaia minutiflora Bedd., Ic. t. 193. 1868-1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 181(129). 1915; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 109. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 109. 1994; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 645. 2005. Aglaia minutiflora Bedd. var. travancorica Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 557. 1875. Aglaia travancorica sensu Bourd., For. Trees Travancore 85. 1908, non Hiern 1875. Aglaia cordata Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 557. 1875. Aglaia exstipulata sensu Balak. in Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 67:57.1970, non (Griff.) Theobald 1883; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 61. 1995; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 465.1997.
  Malayalam Name(s): Neermulli, Nirmula
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  Description: Trees, to 20 m high, bark pale reddish-brown or grey with green patch, with longitudinal cracks and lenticels in longitudinal rows, inner bark yellow, fibrous or granular; exudation white; branches ascending; branchlets covered with dense brown stellate hairs. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, estipulate, rachis 13-34 mm long, stout, swollen at base, stellate-tomentose, leaflets 9-13, opposite or subopposite, estipellate; petiolule 3-10 mm, stout, tomentose, slightly grooved above, lamina 7.5-20 x 2.5-6 cm, oblong-lanceolate, elliptic or elliptic to oblanceolate, base oblique, cuneate or acute, apex acuminate or caudate-acuminate, margin entire, recurved when dry, coriaceous, glabrous above and tomentose beneath, lateral nerves 10-25 pairs, parallel, prominent, intercostae obscure. Flowers polygamodioecious, yellow, in axillary panicles; female inflorescence is smaller than male; peduncle tomentose like rachis; calyx densely covered with stellate hairs; lobes 5 acute or obtuse, margin ciliate; petals 5, yellow, subrotund or obovate, glabrous; staminal tube 1 mm long, slightly incurved and shallowly 5-lobed at the margin, anthers 5, broadly ovoid, inserted near the base or just below the margin of the tube, usually protruding; ovary superior, depressed globose, densely covered with stellate hairs, 1-celled, ovule one in each cell; stigma subglobose, longitudinally ridged, shiny. Fruit a capsule, 1.6-2.5 x 1.2-1.7 cm, yellow, subglobose, pyriform, tomentose, 1-2 loculed, seed 1, aril orange, red or brown, translucent and acidic.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Idukki, Thrissur, Kannur
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Australia
  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:
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Rosemala, Kallar, Kurisumala, Melmala, Pooppara, Ayyappankovil-Nelliyampathi Ghat, Chemungi
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