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  Maytenus heyneana
 
  Family: CELASTRACEAE
  Citation:  Maytenus heyneana (Roth) D.C.S. Raju & Babu, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 10: 348. 1968; K. Ramam. in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 122. 2000. Celastrus heyneana Roth in Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 5: 421. 1819, p.p. Gymnosporia heyneana Wight & Arn., Prodr. 159. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 630. 1875.
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  Description: Armed shrubs; spines terminating short shoots, also axillary. Leaves alternate, ovate to lanceolate, to 7 x 4 cm, base obtuse, margin serrate, apex acute, retuse; petiole to 1 cm; Cymes to 5 cm; peduncle 1 cm. Flowers 3 mm wide; pedicel to 4 mm. Calyx-lobes 5, ovate. Petals 5, cream, oblong to obovate, 2 mm. Disk lobed. Stamens 5. Ovary immersed in disk; ovules 2 per cell; stigma 3-fid. Capsule obovoid, to 1 cm; seeds 2 per cell; aril fleshy.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-February
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
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