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  Apodytes dimidiata
  Citation:  Apodytes dimidiata Meyer ex Arn. in Hook.'s J. Bot. 3: 155. 1840; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 52. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 113. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23,31. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 54. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 64. 1998; R. Mathur in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 18. 2000; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 683. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 214. 2009. Apodytes benthamiana Wight, Ic. t. 1153. 1846; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 588. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 195(140). 1915. Apodytes beddomei Mast. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 588. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 195(140). 1915.
  Malayalam Name(s): Slatematthi, Karineeli
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  Description: Trees, to 20 m high, bark 1.3 thick, greyish-black, rough, scaly, with short gaping fissures in corky larger, reddish-white beneath. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate, 3.8-12.6 x 1.5-6 cm, ovate, elliptic-ovate, obovate, obovate-oblong or oblong, apex acuminate, base acute, obtuse or oblique, margin entire or revolute, glabrous, membranous or coriaceous; petiole 8-26 mm long, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lateral nerves 4-9 pairs, slender, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, 5-8 mm long, white, in terminal or axillary corymbose cymes; pedicel short. Calyx small, 5 toothed, pubescent, persistent. Petals 5, free, oblong, acute, valvate, disc absent. Stamens 5, filaments dilated; anthers oblong, bipartite at base, medifixed, longer than filaments. Ovary superior, oblique, gibbous at base, 1-celled, ovules 2, pendulous, superposed; style slender, eccentric, stigma oblique. Fruit a drupe 15-18 x 10-12 mm, obliquely appendaged; stone crustaceous; seed one, pendulous.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-October
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki, Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  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: 800-1500
  Localities: Uppermanalar, Thekkady, Pathenthode, Aruvanpara, Muthikulam forests
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