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  Elaeocarpus munronii
  Citation:  Elaeocarpus munronii (Wight) Mast. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 407. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 124(88). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 98. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 73. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 35. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 96. 1990; S.K. Murti in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 546. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 93. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 22. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 41. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 120. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 102. 2005; M. Reema et al. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 500. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 173. 2009. Monocera munroii Wight, Illustr. 1: 83. 1840 & Ic. t. 952. 1845.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kalrudraksham, Pungari, Shirukodala
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  Description: Trees, to 20 m high, bark dark grey, smooth; branchlets sympodial, slender. Leaves simple, alternate, clustered to the tip of branchlets, 4-10 x 1.7-5 cm, ovate or ovate-lanceolateapex acuminate or caudate-acuminate, , base round or obtuse, margin crenate or serrate, revolute, glabrous, chartaceous, nerve axils glandular beneath; lateral nerves 3-6 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate, slender, prominent; petiole 25-50 mm, very slender, glabrous, slightly swollen at tip and base; stipules free, lateral, cauducous. Flowers bisexual, white, in short drooping axillary racemes. Sepals 5, 8 mm long, lanceolate, thinly tomentose. Petals 5, white with reddish lines at base, ovate-lanceolate, laciniate, densely silky on both sides, inserted round the base of glandular disc. Stamens numerous, inserted between the glands on the disc; anthers awned with long bristle. Ovary densely superior, silky hairy, placed on the torus, 2-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style subulate, entire. Fruit a drupe, blue, oblong, terete, glabrous, glaucous; stone 1 or 2 seeded.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-April
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola 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: Near Threatened (NT)
  Altitude: 800-1250
  Localities: Pachakkanam, Pampa, Devicolam, Ponmudi, Kakki hills, Damsite, Chandanathode, Walayar, Agastyarkudam, Karamanayar region, Athirumala
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