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  Celtis philippensis var. wightii
  Family: ULMACEAE
  Citation:  Celtis philippensis Blanco var. wightii (Planch.) Soep. in Steenis, Fl. Males. ser. 1. 8: 62. 1977; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 294. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 306. 2002. Celtis wightii Planch., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 3, 10:307.1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5:483.1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1349(944). 1928.
  Malayalam Name(s): Bhoothakkali, Kalluveera, Peenari, Vellakkuyyan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 25 m high, bark pale green or grey with black streaks inside, covered with lenticels; blaze speckled with black and yellow; branchlets pubescent. Young foliage pink. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules lateral, elliptic-ovate; petiole 4-15 mm, slender, pubescent; lamina 6-12 x 2-6 cm, ovate, elliptic or elliptic-oblong, base round or acute, apex acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; 3-nerved from the base, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers polygamous, yellow, in axillary puberulous cymes, usually on new shoots; male flowers usually at the basal part and female flowers on the upper side; tepals 5, 2 x 1 mm, ovate, concave, ciliate, membranous; stamens 5, free, inserted round a woolly torus; ovary superior, sessile, ovoid, 1 mm, 1-celled; style 8 mm long, pubescent. Fruit a drupe 7 x 5 mm, ovoid, smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Habitat: Dry deciduous and shola forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Australia and Tropical Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Pattikkad, Kallar, Churullipetty, Arjunankotta, Dam site, Chokkampetti, Karimala, Marayur, Agastyarkudam
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