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  Gmelina philippensis
 
  Family: VERBENACEAE
  Citation:  Gmelina philippensis Cham., Linnaea 7: 109. 1832; Rajendran & Daniel, Indian Verbenaceae 171. 2002. Gmelina hystrix Schult. ex Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 39: 81. 1870; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1098(769). 1924.
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  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Ching-chai, Hedgehog, Parrot's Beak
  Description: A moderate to large sized, scandent, spinose shrub with lenticellate sterns. Leaves rhomboid-elliptic, 5-7.5 cm long, 3-4 cm broad, entire or slightly lobed, glabrous, glaucous, glandular beneath; petiole 2-2.5 cm long. Cymes terminal, paniculately arranged in the axils of foliaceous, petaloid bracts; bracts broadly ovate, 2-2.5 cm long, nearly as broad, mucronate and membranous. Flowers yellow. Corolla-tube curiously inflated upwards, glabrous outside. Drupe obovoid, c. 1.2 cm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Kollam, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant, also runs wild
  Distribution: Native of South East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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