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  Mallotus aureopunctatus
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Mallotus aureopunctatus (Dalz.) Muell.-Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15: 973. 1866; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1323(925). 1925; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 342. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 422. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 419. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 406. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 290. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 294. 2002; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 145. 2007; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 744. 2009. Rottlera aureopunctata Dalz. in Hook.'s J.Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 3:122.1851. Mallotus lawii Muell.-Arg., Linnaea 34: 192. 1865; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 438. 1887 p.p.
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  Description: Large shrubs; branchlets minutely pubescent. Leaves opposite, oblong or obovate, acuminate, base obtuse or subtruncate, shortly sinuate crenate, margin recurved, to 15 x 5cm. Male racemes to 8 cm long, pubescent; female to 7 cm, flowers few, distant. Perianth lobes of male broadly ovate, obtuse, densely tomentose, 2 mm long. Ovary with soft echinate processes; style short, stigma 2, plumose. Capsule to 1 cm across.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kasaragode, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Vellanimala, Kallar, Rosemala, Mamood, Pezha, Orukomban, Ezhimala, Panoth, Payyavur, Lock-hert gap, Boneccord, Vandalodu, Teppakulam
   
 
   
 
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