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  Chionanthus mala-elengi ssp. linocieroides
  Family: OLEACEAE
  Citation:  Chionanthus mala-elengi (Dennst.) P. S. Green ssp. linocieroides (Wight) P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 51: 767. 1996 & Kew Bull. 58: 264. 2003. Chionanthus linocieroides (Wight) Bennet & Raizada, Indian J. For. 4: 68. 1981; Srivastava & Kapoor, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 15: 133. 1991; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 197. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 61. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 427. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 302. 2005. Olea linocieroides Wight, Ic. t. 1241. 1850. Linociera wightii Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 608. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 794(558). 1923.
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  Description: Trees, to 7 m high. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 3-8 mm, stout, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 7-12 x 2.5-6 cm, oblong, elliptic, elliptic-oblong, oblong-lanceolate or elliptic-obovate, base acute to attenuate, apex caudate-acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, glabrous, slender, pinnate, looped near the margin; intercostae obscure. Flowers bisexual, white, in axillary panicles, 2-4 cm long; calyx glabrous, lobes 4, rounded, margins ciliate; corolla lobes 4, 6-7 long, white with purple shades; stamens 2, attached at the base of the corolla lobes; filaments short; ovary 2-celled, superior, glabrous ovules 2 in each cell, pendulous from its apex; style short. Fruit a drupe, 1.3 cm long, ovoid, smooth.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen, evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Rosemala, Kallar, Arampa, Attayar
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