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  Alangium salviifolium ssp. salviifolium
  Citation:  Alangium salviifolium (L. f.) Wang. in Engl., Pflanzenreich Alangiac. 9. 1910, ssp. salviifolium; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 572(404). 1919; Matthew in Nayar et al., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 19: 5. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 186. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 224. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 217. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 144. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 244. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 338. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 410. 2009. Grewia salviifolia L. f., Suppl. Pl. 409. 1781. Alangium lamarckii Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 133. 1859; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 741. 1879.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ankodam, Ankolam, Ankolika, Arinjil, Azhinni, Irinjil, Karankolam, Kimri
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Sage leaved Alangium
  Description: Small trees, to 15 m high, bark greyish-brown; blaze yellow; branchlets tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 7-10 mm, tomentose, slender; lamina 7-15 x 3-4 cm, oblong, elliptic or ovate, base oblique or obtuse, apex acute, margin entire, chartaceous, glabrous above, puberulous beneath; 3-5 nerved at base, lateral nerves 4-7 pairs, pinnate, ascending, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, white, fragrant, 1.5 cm across, in axillary cymes or fascicles; pedicel 4 mm, jointed, pubescent; bracts 4 mm, ovate; calyx 3 mm, adnate to ovary, cupular, tomentose; lobes 10, triangular-ovate; petals 10, 2.5 x 5 cm, linear-oblong, tomentose; stamens to 20; filaments 1 cm long, base fleshy, villous, subconnate at base; anthers linear; ovary infererior, 2 mm, turbinate, 1-celled, 1-ovuled, pendulous, ovary surmounted by a disc, enclosing the style; style 2 mm long, glabrous; stigma capitate. Fruit a berry, ca. 2-3 x 1-1.5 cm, subglobose, brownish-red, pubescent, crowned with calyx lobes; seed one, ovoid.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests, also grown in homesteads
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Africa
  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: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Keerapady, Kalleli, Mukkali forests, Nemmara, Walayar, Ponmudi, Alleppey town
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