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  Chionanthus ramiflorus
  Family: OLEACEAE
  Citation:  Chionanthus ramiflorus Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 106. 1820; Srivastava & Kapoor, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 15: 133. 1991; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 32. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 236. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 184. 1999; P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 58: 260. 2003; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 302. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 507. 2009. Linociera ramiflora (Roxb.) G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4. 54. 1837-1838; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 172. 1988. Linociera macrophylla Wall. ex G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4:53.1837-1838; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:610.1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 795 (558).1923. Chionanthus roxburghii (Spreng.) Srivastava & Kapoor, Geophytology 11: 262. 1981 & Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 15: 139. 1991; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 237. 1998. Olea roxburghii Spreng., Neue Entdeck 5:78. 1822. Olea paniculata Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1:104. 1820, non R. Br. 1810. Linociera intermedia var. roxburghii (Spreng.) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 609.1882. Chionanthus ramiflorus Roxb. var. peninsularis Ravik. & Lakshm., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 31: 163. 1989; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 62. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 237. 1998.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kaattuchakkalathi, Vellaedali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 20 m high, bark 1.3 cm, light greyish-brown, minutely warty tubercled; blaze creamy-yellow; branchlets glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 20-30 mm long, slender, glabrous; lamina 5-20 x 2.5-6 cm, elliptic to obovate, base cuneate, apex acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, chartaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, glabrous, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, white, in axillary or terminal panicles; pedicel 1 cm long; calyx lobes 4, acute, glabrous; corolla 3 mm long, lobes 4, connate in pairs, narrowly oblong; stamens 2, attached at the base of corolla lobes; filaments short; anthers dehiscing on margin; connective broad; ovary 2-celled, superior, glabrous, ovules 2 in each cell, pendulous from the apex; style short. Fruit a drupe, oblong, 1.2-2 cm long, black, glabrous; seed solitary.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-April
  District(s): Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1200-1600
  Localities: Olikkudy, Lakshmipara, Aladi, Melmala, Damsite, Moozhiar, Devicolam
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