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  Orophea thomsonii
 
  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Orophea thomsonii Bedd., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 20: 5. 1846 & Madras J. Lit. Sci. (n.s.) 6: 72. 1861 & Ic. t. 68. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 91. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 24(17). 1915; Kebler, Blumea 33: 66. 1988; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 228. 1993; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 29. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 32. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 4. 2002.
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  Description: Leaves 5-7 x 3.5 cm, ovate-oblong, apex obtusely acuminate, base acute, glabrous except on midrib beneath; petiole very short. Flowers creamy white, solitary or in few flowered cymes, peduncle very short; outer petals strigose, inner pubescent inside, nectaries oblong, horizontal; stamens 10-12; carpels 5 or 6. Fruitlets 8 mm across, globose, stalked.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Vazhani, Karimala, Ayyappankovil, Thuthampara, Pothundy-Kaikatty
   
 
   
 
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