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  Aidia densiflora
  Citation:  Aidia densiflora (Wall.) Masam., Sci. Rep. Kanazawa Univ. 4 : 85. 1955. Randia gardneri auct. non (Thw.) Hook. f. in Benth & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 2: 88. 1873; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 11. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 617(435). 1921 . Aidia gardneri (Lour.) Tirveng., Adansonia 35: 11. 1978; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 220. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 144. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 168. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 306. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 247. 2005. Griffithia gardneri Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 158. 1859.
  Malayalam Name(s): Meenkara
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Trees, to 20 m high, bark 6-8 mm thick, surface greyish-brown, mottled; branches horizontal. Leaves simple, opposite; stipules triangular; petioles 5-12 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 7-19 x 1.8-6 cm, elliptic, lanceolate, elliptic-oblong, base acute, apex acuminate, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 7-10 pairs, pinnate, ascending, prominent; intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, white, 6-8 x 5-6 mm, in leaf opposed cymes; peduncles and pedicels hairy; bracts scaly; calyx tube short, lobes 5; corolla tube 2-2.5 mm long, hairy at throat, lobes 5, 8 mm long, lanceolate, tube longer than lobes; stamens 5; anthers 5 mm long, linear, inserted in the mouth of corolla tube; ovary 2-celled, inferior, ovules many, sunk in placentae attached to the septum; style slender, hairy; stigma bifid. Fruit a berry, 6-8 mm across, globose, dark blue; seeds embedded in the pulp.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-August
  District(s): Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Habitat: Evergeen forests
  Distribution: Sri Lanka and Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-1000
  Localities: Kattalappara, Kallar, Mlappara, Moozhiar, Merchiston, Bonaccord, Attayar, Athirumala
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