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  Osyris quadripartita
 
  Family: SANTALACEAE
  Citation:  Osyris quadripartita Salzm. ex Decne., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 2, 6: 65. 1836; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 276. 1999. Osyris wightiana Wall. ex Wight, Ic. t. 1853. 1852. Osyris arborea Wall. ex A. DC. in DC., Prodr. 14: 633. 1857; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 232. 1886; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1262(883). 1925.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pulluruvi, Vellachandanam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs glabrous shrubs; branchlets sharply triangular. Leaves simple, alternate, to 4 x 2 cm, elliptic, mucronate, glaucous and pubescent below; petiole 1-3 mm. Flowers yellowisg-green, small axillary. Male flowers in long peduncled shortly pedicelled 5-10 flowered umbels; bisexual flowers 1-3 on peduncles. Flowers 3-merous; tepals of male flowers basally connate, 2 mm, ovate, hairy inside, spreading; stamens exserted. Ovary inferior sunk in the perianth tube; ovules 2-4, pendulous; style short, stigma 3-lobed. Drupe 5-8 mm long, yellow, subglobose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad, Palakkad, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests and montane scrub jungles
  Distribution: Sri Lanka, Peninsular India to Subtropical Himalaya on the hills
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Nellimedu, Churullipetty, Vattavada
   
 
   
 
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