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  Aporosa fusiformis
  Citation:  Aporosa fusiformis Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 288. 1861; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 351. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1309(916). 1925; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 17: 160. 1993; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 48. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 365. 1998; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 310. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 722. 2009.
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  Description: Trees, to 8 m high; bark brown, smooth; branchlets terete, brown to greyish glabrous. Leaves simple alternate, 3-18 x 1.5-8 cm, obovate, suborbicular or broadly elliptic, apex apiculate or obtuse, round or retuse, base cuneate, acute, round or obtuse, entire and often minutely glandular-notched along margins, glabrous, often glossy above, coriaceous; stipule 6 mm long, lateral, falcate; petiole 5-25 mm long, slender, grooved above, glabrous; lateral nerves 4-7 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, faint. Male flowers: in 1-3 cm long axillary, dense flowered, catkin-like spikes; bracts 0.3-2 x 0.5-3.5 mm, broadly ovate, ciliate; tepals 4-5, 1-1.2 x 0.4-0.6 mm, triangular to oblong, acute, shortly connate; stamens 2-3, 2.5-3 mm long; filaments free; anthers suborbicular, didymous. Female flowers: in axillary few flowered fascicles of 3 cm long; tepals 4, ca.1.5 x 1.5 mm, suborbicular, ciliate, deciduous; ovary superior, ovoid-ellipsoid, densely tawny-puberulous, soon glabrous, 2-locular; ovules 2 in each cell; style 2, 3-3.5 mm long; column 1-1.5 mm long; stigma 2-lobed, coarsely plumose. Fruit a capsule 12-15 x 8-10 mm, ellipsoid or fusiform, glabrous, thin walled or sometimes slightly fleshy; seeds 1 or 2.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad, Kannur
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  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:
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  Altitude: 600-1400
  Localities: Puthussery, Munnar
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