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  Lepisanthes erecta
 
  Family: SAPINDACEAE
  Citation:  Lepisanthes erecta (Thw.) Leenh., Blumea 17: 69. 1969; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 64. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 113. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 131. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 125. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 25. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 118. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 76. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 79. 1998; P.C. Pant in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 368. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 74. 2002; P. Singh & E. Vajr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 781. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 244. 2009. Nephelium erectum Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 57. 1858. Sapindus erecta (Thw.) Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 683. 1875, "erectus". Thraulococcus erectus (Thw.) Radlk., Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Koenigl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. Muenchen 8: 300. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 251(179). 1918.
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  Description: Shrubs. Leaves 35-50 cm long; Leaves paripinnate, alternate, leaflets 4 pairs, 20-25 x 5-9 cm, oblong, acute at either ends, nerves 10-13 pairs; petiolule 5 mm long, smooth. Panicle 20 x 5 cm, terminal, erect. Flowers clustered, subsessile. Sepals 5 x 3 mm, ovate, obtuse, pubescent outside. Petals 6 x 4 mm, obovate, broadly clawed; scale oblong, not lobed, hairy. Staminal filaments hairy above. Capsule 1.5 x 1 cm, oblong, obtuse, minutely fulvous-tomentose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar
  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
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  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Rosemala, Kallar, Cheriyakanam, Karimala, Silent Valley R. F., Kummattanthode, Nedumpoyil, Mukkali forests
   
 
   
 
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