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  Cordia obliqua
  Citation:  Cordia obliqua Willd., Phytogr. 1:t.4. f.1. 1794; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 137. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 887(623). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 178. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 239. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 255. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 458. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 205. 1999; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 460. 2009. Cordia latifolia Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 330. 1824, in part. Cordia myxa Wight, Illustr. t. 169. 1850, non L.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pasakamaram, Veerusham, Viri
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  Description: Trees, to 10 m high, bark 13-18 mm thick, surface yellowish-grey, rough, lenticellate, shallowly furrowed; blaze white. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 25-50 mm long, slender, pubescent, grooved above; lamina 6-19 x 4-11 cm, elliptic, ovate or orbicular; base acute, truncate, subcordate or rounded, apex acute or obtuse; margin entire or crenate, chartaceous, glabrous above, tomentose beneath; nerves 3-5 from the base, palmate, lateral nerves 4-7 pairs, prominent, pinnate, tomentose beneath especially on the axils of nerve; intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers polygamous, in axillary and terminal cymes, white, calyx tube campanulate, 5 mm long, granular-puberulent on the upper half, densely white strigose on the inner surface, unevenly 4-5 lobed, 2 mm, ovate; corolla 7 mm across, tube 5 mm, lobes 5, oblong, obtuse, recurved, spreading; stamens 5, filaments 4 mm, hairy at base; anthers 3 mm, oblong; ovary superior, 2.5 mm, 4-celled, globose, ovule one in each cell, style 6 mm, coiled; stigma lobes fan shaped. Fruit a drupe, 1 cm long, ovoid, pink, minutely rugose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Kollam, Palakkad
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and North Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Ichampetty, Kasaragod, Alleppey town
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