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  Drypetes malabarica
  Citation:  Drypetes malabarica (Bedd.) Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 23: 56. 1969; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 413. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 401. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 286. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 370. 1998; Chakrab. et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 21: 269. 1997; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 142. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 287. 2002; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 332. 2007. Cyclostemon malabaricus Bedd., Fl. Sylv. 199. 1873; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5:341.1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1302(911). 1925.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kalladamba
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  Description: Evergreen trees, to 25 m high; bole slightly fluted, bark grey, smooth; blaze yellow; branches horizontal; branchlets 2-5 mm thick, terete, tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules lateral, small, caducous; petiole 4-8 mm long, stout, tomentose; lamina 10-26 x 2.5-8.5 cm, oblong, base oblique, apex acuminate or obtusely acuminate, margin entire or distantly serrate glabrous above and brown tomentose beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 7-10 pairs, pinnate, prominent; intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers unisexual, 10-12 mm across, reddish-yellow, fascicled on old wood; pedicels 1.5-5 mm long, stout, densely fulvous tomentose; tepals 4, 4-7 x 3.5-4 mm, broadly ovate, tomentose outside, imbricate; stamens 30-40, 5-7 mm long, inserted around a small fulvous villous disc; ovary superior, globose, 2-celled, ovules 2, densely tomentose; style short; stigma 4-lobed, peltate, black. Fruit a drupe 25 x 16-18 mm, subglobose, 2-locular, thick-walled, fulvous-tomentose, stigma 2, reniform, persistent; pedicels 10-12 mm long.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Ernakulam
  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: 900-1500
  Localities: Sholayar, Choodal, Pamba, Thekkady, Boneccord, Pooyamkutty
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