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  Chionanthus courtallensis
  Family: OLEACEAE
  Citation:  Chionanthus courtallensis Bedd., For. Man. Bot. 155. 1872 & Fl. Sylv. t.156. 1872; Srivastava & Kapoor, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 15: 132.1991; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 283. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 197. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 426. 2002; P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 58: 262. 2003; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 506. 2009. Linociera leprocarpa var. courtallensis (Bedd.) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 608. 1882; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 211. 1995. Linociera courtallensis (Bedd.) Bourd., For. Trees Travancore 260.1908; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 795(558). 1923. Chionanthus leprocarpa Thw. var. courtallensis (Bedd.) K.K.N. Nair & K.P. Janardh., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 8: 331. 1981.
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  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bark greyish, smooth; blaze creamy yellow. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 3-10 mm, stout, grooved above, glabrous; lamina 5-17 x 2.5-6 cm, oblong, elliptic-oblong or oblong-lanceolate, base acute or cuneate, apex acuminate or abruptly acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, reddish- brown on drying, coriaceous; lateral nerves 8-12 pairs, glabrous, pinnate, looped near the margin, prominent; intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, white, in axillary racemes, 4-6 mm across; calyx small, glabrous, lobes 4, ciliate; corolla lobes 4, united at base only ; stamens 2, attached to the base of petals; filaments short; anthers dehiscing on the margin; connective broad; ovary 2 locular, superior, glabrous, 2 ovules in each cell, pendulous from its apex; style short. Fruit a drupe, 2.5 cm long, brownish purple, covered with small scales; seed solitary, pendulous.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Wayanad
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-1500
  Localities: Rosemala, Kallar, Boneccord, Ariankavu, Teppakulam, Karamanayar region
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