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  Phoenix loureiroi var. loureiroi
 
  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Phoenix loureiroi Kunth, Enum. Pl. 3: 257. 1841, var. loureiroi; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 528. 1990; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 414. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 493. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 406. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 481. 1996; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 428. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 490. 1988; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 355. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 746. 1997; Barrow, Kew Bull. 53: 561. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 470. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 322. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 363. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 747. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 521. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 898. 2009. Phoenix humilis var. hanceana Becc., Malesia 3: 379 & 392. 1890. Phoenix humilis Royle ex Becc., Malesia 3: 373. 1890, nom. illeg. Phoenix hanceana var. formosana Becc., Philipp. J. Sci. 3: 339. 1908. Phoenix hanceana var. philippines Becc., Philipp. J. Sci. 3: 339. 1908. Phoenix pusilla Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 614. 1790, non Gaertn. 1788.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ichampullu, Chittinthal
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Dioecious coarse bushy shrubs, to 2 m tall, densely covered with leaf sheaths. Leaves in a dense caudex, to 1 m long, 60-70 cm broad, pinnately compound; lower leaflets transformed into sharp spines; upper ones 4-8 together, 20-30 x 1 cm, linear-oblong, acuminate, folded. Spadix axillary, 20-30 cm across; branches spreading, to 18 cm long. Flowers sessile; perianth biseriate, outer smaller, connate, cupular; inner ovate, valvate; stamens 6, free; ovary of 3 free carpels, ovules solitary, stigma uncinate. Drupes 12 x 8 mm, obovoid, yellow.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: India to South East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-800
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Vanchikulam, Kumarikulam, Karimala, Munnar, Kakki hills, On the banks of Kunthipuzha, Nadugani ghats, Pandiyanpara, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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