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  Cinnamomum travancoricum
  Citation:  Cinnamomum travancoricum Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 128. 1925 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1224(857). 1925; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 393. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 392. 1994; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 81. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 568. 2002.
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  Description: Trees, to 8 m high; branchlets slender, angular, minutely densely subappressed or appressed pilose; branches smooth, glabrous, striate. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 5-15 mm long, slender, appressed pilose; lamina 5-9 x 1.5-4 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or elliptic ovate, base acute, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, appressed pilose when young, glabrous above when mature; glabrescent beneath, coriaceous; 3-ribbed from a little above the base, prominent beneath, side ribs ends 1-2 cm below the leaf tip, connected to the midrib at their ending point by a prominent transverse nerve; intercostae scalariform, faint. Flowers bisexual, in axillary and pseudo terminal, 1-3 cm long, light brown, subappressed pubescent racemes; peduncle slender; pedicel 1-3 mm long, funnel shaped; tepals 6, 4 mm long, oblong, acute, densely subappressed light brown pilose, subequal; stamens 9 perfect, 2.5-3 mm long, those of first and second rows opposite the perianth lobes, introrse and eglandular, those of third row opposite the first row, lateral, bearing 2 large glands at the base; staminodes 3, of the forth row opposite the second row, cordate and stipitate, staminodes 3, in row 4, 1-1.5 mm long, sagittate, stipe pilose; ovary half inferior, sessile, glabrous, at the bottom of the perianth tube, narrowed into thick style, stigma peltate.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: 1000-1400
  Localities: Chandanathode, Chemungi, Athirumala
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