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  Alseodaphne semecarpifolia var. semecarpifolia
  Citation:  Alseodaphne semecarpifolia Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 72. 1831, var. semecarpifolia; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 144. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1226(858). 1925; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 322. 1985; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 423. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 695. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mulakunari
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 25 m high, bark 5 mm thick, yellowish-brown, lenticellate, vertically furrowed; blaze yellow; branchlets slender, smooth, glabrous, lenticellate. Apical bud partly minutely seriaceous. Leaves simple, alternate, crowded near the tips of branchlets, estipulate; petiole 6-25 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 14-17 × 8-11 cm, obovate, elliptic-obovate or oblong, base acute or cuneate, apex round, obtuse or emarginate or subacute, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous, shining above, glaucous beneath, surface areolate; lateral nerves 6-10 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, small, yellowish-green, in slender lax axillary panicles longer than leaves; pedicels filiform; perianth tube shallow; lobes 6, 3 + 3, subequal, ovate, concave, pubescent within, margin ciliate; stamens 9 fertile, in 3 rows, those of first and second row opposite the perianth lobes, introrse, those of the third row opposite the first row, extrorse, with 2 large glands on the inner bases of the filaments, ovate, subsessile; anthers 4-celled, staminodes 3, of the fourth row opposite the second row, 1.5 mm long, cordate, stipitate; ovary half inferior, globose; style 1 mm; stigma peltate. Fruit a berry, 20-25 mm long, ellipsoid, dark red; seed oblong-globular.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-April
  District(s): Kasaragode, Pathanamthitta, Kozhikkode, Malappuram, Wayanad, Idukki
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Panapuzha, Manjeri, Chokkampatti hills, Ezhimala, Taliparamba, Mulleria
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