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  Cynometra beddomei
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Cynometra beddomei Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 65: 478. 1897; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 414(293). 1919; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 26. 1992; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 231. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 324. 2009. Cynometra bourdillonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1908: 446. 1908; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 413(293). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 163. 1984; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 26. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 166. 1994; Sasidh., Higher Plants of Indian Sub-Continent 8:206.1998.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherukoori
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  Description: Evergreen trees, to 20 m high; bark blackish-green. Leaves paripinnate, alternate; stipules free, lateral, cauducous; rachis 30-40 mm, slender, pulvinate, grooved above, pubescent; leaflets 4-6, opposite, estipellate; petiolule 1-2 mm; lamina 2.5-5 x 1-1.8 cm, obliquely obovate-oblong or obovate, base oblique, acute or cuneate, apex obtusely acuminate, emarginate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, secondary laterals present, faint; intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, creamy-white, in axillary clusters from conspicuous imbricate bracts; peduncle 12-20 mm, densely-patent-hairy; bracts ovate, appressed, hairy, ciliate, striate, imbricate, at length deciduous, smaller upwards; pedicel 5 mm, pubescent; receptacle 1-2 mm deep, campanulate, circum scissile under the ripening fruit; sepals 3 mm long, hairy, ciliate; petals 5, 3.5 x 1 mm, free, oblanceolate, subequal, glabrous; disc 0; stamens 10, alternately 5 and 7 mm; filaments filiform, connective cleft at base, apex apiculate; anthers versatile; ovary half inferior, densely long brown hairy; stipe0.8 mm, exocentric; style 2.5 mm, slender, hairy upto half way; stigma capitate. Fruit a pod, reniform-globose, grooved near sutures, indehiscent; seed one.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-August
  District(s): Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 700-900
  Localities: Boneccord, Ponmudi, Karamanayar region, Meenmutty
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