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  Maytenus wallichii
 
  Family: CELASTRACEAE
  Citation:  Maytenus wallichii (G. Don) Bennet & Sahni, Indian For. 103: 387. 1977; K. Ramam. in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 128. 2000; K. Ramam. & P. Venu in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 711. 2005. Catha wallichii G. Don, Gen. Hist. 2: 10. 1832. Gymnosporia wallichiana Spreng. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 159. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 621. 1875.
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  Description: Shrubs; branchlets zig-zag, terete, thorny. Leaves simple, alternate, 2.5-4 x 2-3 cm, obovate, obtuse or emarginate at apex, cuneate at base, coriceous and glabrous; nerves distinct, reticulate. Flowers in cymes or fascicles, axillary or on spines. Sepals 5, 3-angled. Petals 5, oblong, thin. Stamens 5, interpetaloid, inserted below disc. Disc rounded and fleshy. Ovary within the disc; stigmas capitate. Fruits capsular, slightly obcordate, ca 12 mm long, 3-loculed, 6-seeded; seeds flat, arillate; aril attached only to the base of seed.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Kannur
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  Habitat: Scrub jungles
  Distribution: India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  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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