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  Beilschmiedia wightii
  Citation:  Beilschmiedia wightii (Nees) Benth. ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 124. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1221(855). 1925; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 380. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 265. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 56. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 344. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 268. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 267. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 696. 2009. Haasia wightii Nees, Syst. Laurin. 676. 1836.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nagaramaram, Panthada
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  Description: Trees, to 25 m high, bark 14-16 mm thick, surface brown, smooth, branchlets glabrous. Leaf-buds elongate, perulate with lanceolate scales. Leaves simple, alternate and opposite, 7.5-15 x 2-6.2 cm, elliptic, elliptic-ovate, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, apex obtusely acuminate, base acute or alternate, margin entire, glabrous, shining, coriaceous; lateral nerves 8-10 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate; petiole 1-2.5 cm, stout, glabrous. Flowers bisexual, greenish-yellow, in axillary and terminal, glabrous panicles, small, ebracteate; peduncle and pedicel slender; perianth tube short, lobes 6, 3+3 subequal. 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 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, glabrous; style slender, stigma subcapitate or obtuse. Fruit a berry 17-18 mm long, ovoid, smooth, purple.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Habitat: Evergreen, semi-evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Localities: Ponmudi, Rosemala, Karivepinshola, Vellimala, Pandaravarai, Munnar
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