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  Embelia tsjeriam-cottam
  Citation:  Embelia tsjeriam-cottam (Roem. & Schult.) DC., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 17: 131. 1834; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 753(529). 1921; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 263. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 393. 1997; Ravikumar & Ved, Illustr. Field Guide 100 Red Listed Med. Pl. 139. 2000 Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 177. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 408. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 404. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 492. 2009. Ardisia tsjeriam-cottam Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 4: 518. 1819. Embelia villosa Wall. ex Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 289. 1824; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 753(529). 1921. Embelia robusta sensu Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 515. 1882, non Roxb. 1832. Embelia acutipetala (Lam. ex Hassk.) M.R. & S.M. Almeida, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 81: 741. 1984; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 264. 1990.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ammimuriyan, Cheriyannattam, Eeshaal
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  Description: Deciduous shrubs; young stem densely brown pubescent. Leaves 3-7 x 2-4 cm, elliptic-obovate, attenuate at base, margin serrulate, caudate acumiante at apex, glabrous, venation prominent below; petiole to 1 cm long. Racemes axillary, 2.5-4 cm long, appear along with leaves. Peduncle brown pubescent. Pedicel c. 2 mm long. Calyx lobes triangular, c. 1 mm long. Corolla yellow with a thick callous at base inside; lobes 1.5-2 mm long, punctate. Anthers with red gland at the back. Ovary globose; stigma truncate. Fruits 3-4 mm across, subglobose, red tipped by the style.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Alappuzha, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: India and Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 400-1600
  Localities: Vellanimala, Padippara, Karivara slopes, Mukkali forests, Walayar, Ambalapuzha, Vadapuram, Edacode, Meenmutty
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