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  Olax imbricata
 
  Family: OLACACEAE
  Citation:  Olax imbricata Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 69. 1820; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 575. 1875; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 101. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 62. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 138. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 63. 1998; Uniyal in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 7. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 60. 2002; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 675. 2005. Olax wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 89. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 575. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 190(136). 1915; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 63. 1995; Uniyal in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 11. 2000.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mannankoran-kodi
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  Description: Branchlets glabrous. Leaves 8-12 x 4-6 cm, elliptic-oblong, apex acute or obtuse, base rounded or truncate, glabrous and chartaceous, lateral nerves 7-9, intercostae obscure; petiole 1 cm long. Flowers to 1 cm across, creamy white; calyx cupular, accrescent; petals 3, to 1 cm long; stamens opposite to the petals, adnate to the base; ovary 3-locular, ovules 3, stigma 3-lobed. Drupe 1.5-2 cm long, oblong, yellow.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kollam, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Peechi, Vazhani, Kattalappara, Thekkady, Manaloda, Parambikulam, Kariamchola, Vaniampuzha, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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