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  Polyalthia korintii
 
  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Polyalthia korintii (Dunal) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Hook.f. & Thoms. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 64. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 16(11). 1915; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 28. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 64. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 55. 1985; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 4. 1995; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 273. 1993; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 61. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 48. 2005; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 165. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 77. 2009. Guatteria korintii Dunal, Monogr. Anonac. 134. 1817.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karuvalli, Korandippanal
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large shrubs to small trees, 3-5 m high; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, ovate, lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, acute at base, acuminate at apex, 5-14 x 2-5 cm, coriaceous, glabrous; petioles ca 1 cm long. Flowers solitary, axillary, rarely 1-3 together from tubercles on old wood; pedicels 2.5-2.8 cm long, pubescent; bracts in middle of pedicel, ovate, ca 2 x 1 mm, glabrous inside, pubescent outside. Sepals ovate, ca 4 x 2 mm, pubescent. Outer petals ovate, acute or subobtuse, 5-7 x 2-3 mm, pubescent on both sides less so on inside; the inner longer and broader. Stamens ca 1 mm long. Carpels 7-14, oblong, ca 1.5 mm long, pubescent; ovule 1; stigmas capitate, sessile. Fruitlets ellipsoid or globose, ca 6 x 5 mm, succulent, yellowish orange; stalks ca 7 mm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-600
  Localities: Ranni, Cheruvathur, Kadakarapally, Vandanam, Vandalodu, Kappukadu
   
 
   
 
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