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  Cinnamomum perrottetii
  Citation:  Cinnamomum perrottetii Meisner in DC., Prodr. 15: 504. 1864; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 134. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1225(857). 1925; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 345. 1998.
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  Description: Trees, to 8 m high, bark 10 mm thick, smooth, brown, tasteless and odourless; branchlets stiff densely minutely tomentose. Apical bud small, tomentose. Leaves simple, opposite or subopposite, 3.5-6 x 2.5-4 cm, ovate or ovate-elliptic, apex obtuse or acute, base acute, subtruncate or round, margin entire, coriaceous, tomentose on both sides when young, glabrous above, subglaucous and minutely tomentellous beneath; 3-5-ribbed from near the base, prominent, side ribs reaching near the leaf tip; intercostae scalariform, faint; petiole 10-15 mm long, stout, grooved above, tomentose. Flowers bisexual, large, upto 7 mm long, in axillary, few-flowered, minutely tomentose 2-10 cm long panicles; pedicels 2-3 m long, thick. Perianth tube 1.5-2 mm long, funnel shaped; tepals 6, 5 mm long, oblong-ovate, fleshy, densely appressed pilose inside. Stamens 9 perfect, those of first and second row opposite the perianth lobes, introrse and eglandular, those of third row opposite the first row, extrorse, bearing 2 large glands attached to the middle of the filament; staminodes of the fourth row opposite the second row, 1.5 mm long, narrowly sagitate, pilose. Ovary half inferior, ellipsoid, as long as style; stigma small, peltate. Fruit a berry, ellipsoid, subtended by densely woolly tepals, base of cup fleshy, obconical.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Idukki, Kannur
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Localities: Anakuthivayal
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