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  Chukrasia tabularis
  Citation:  Chukrasia tabularis A. Juss., Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 19: 251. t.22. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 568. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 186(133). 1915; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 96. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 88. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 110. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 94. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 59. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 132. 1997; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 481. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 59. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 62. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 56. 2002; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 649. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 208. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chandanavembu, Chandanaveppu, Chuvannakil, Karadi, Vembu, Vellanangu,
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Chitta gong wood, Chikrassy
  Description: Trees, to 35 m high, bark thick, dark brown, deeply cracked, flaking off in thin irregular flakes; blaze pink red. Leaves paripinnate, alternate, estipulate; rachis 12-30 cm long, slender, slightly swollen at base, pubescent; leaflets 10-20, subopposite, estipellate; petiolule 2-10 mm long, slender, pubescent; lamina 3.5-15 x 2.5-8 cm, obliquely ovate, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, base oblique, apex acuminate, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous above, tomentose beneath; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, regular, arched towards the margin forming intramarginal nerve, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-white, in terminal panicles; calyx small, campanulate, lobes 5, ovate, pubescent; petals 5, oblong, obovate or spathulate, pubescent, contorted; disc obscure; staminal tube terete, glabrous, dark purple, with 10 short crenate lobes; anthers 10, linear, exserted; ovary superior, stipitate, ovoid, pubescent, apically attenuate, 4-celled, ovules many in each cell; style stout; stigma capitate. Fruit a capsule, 3.7-5 x 4 cm, 4-5 valved, ovoid, dark brown; seeds many, 2 x 0.5 cm, thin, broadly winged at base.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Kollam, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen, moist deciduous, evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Indo-Burma
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Vazhani, Rosemala, Olikkudy, Kombakkayam, Thekkady, Thannikkudy, Kariamchola, Begur, Parappa, Marapalam-Pothundy, Thalichola
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