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  Beilschmiedia bourdillonii
  Citation:  Beilschmiedia bourdillonii Brandis, Indian Trees 528. 1906; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1221(855). 1925; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 344. 1984; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 380. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 344. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 267. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 423. 2005. Beilschmiedia fagifolia Bedd., Fl. Sylv. t. 263. 1872, non Nees 1831.
  Malayalam Name(s): Morakutthi
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  Description: Trees, to 25 m high, bark 6-8 mm thick, surface greyish-brown, smooth; blaze pale yellow; branchlets glabrous. Leaf-buds small, pubescent. Leaves simple, opposite or alternate, estipulate; petiole 8-25 mm, stout, glabrous; lamina 7.5-15.5 x 2.5-4.5 cm, elliptic, oblong, elliptic-ovate or ovate-lnceolate, base acute or attenuate, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, shining above, coriaceous; lateral nerves 5-8 pairs, pinnate, irregular, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, 6-8 mm across, greenish-yellow, in axillary and terminal tomentose racemes; peduncle and pedicel short; perianth tube short; lobes 6, 3+3 subequal, pubescent without; stamens 9 perfect, in 3 rows, those of the 2 outer series with eglandular filaments and introrse anthers, those of the third series with 2 glandular filaments and extrorse anthers; staminodes 3, of the fourth series cordate or ovoid, stipitate; glands 6, stipitate, as large as staminodes, between the second and third row of stamens; ovary half inferior, ovoid, pubescent; style slender; stigma subcapitate. Fruit a berry, 2.5-3.7 x 1.5-1.8 cm, cylindrical, purple, pubescent; the peduncle red.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Karimala, Kariamchola, Konni
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