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  Sarcococca coriacea
 
  Family: BUXACEAE
  Citation:  Sarcococca coriacea (Hook.) Sweet, Hort. Brit. 491. 1827; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 243. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 22. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 416. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 44. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 646. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 300. 2002. Pachysandra coriacea Hook., Exotic Fl. 2: t.128. 1825.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mattu-vadi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Scandent shrubs. Leaves alternate, 8-12 x 3-5 cm, elliptic or elliptic-oblong, apex caudate-acuminate, base acute, coriaceous, lateral nerves many, joining intramarginally, slender. Racemes to 1.5 cm long; bract ovate, 1.5 mm long; bracteoles 4. Perianth lobes 4, unequal pairs, 1.5 mm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Malappuram, Idukki, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sholayar, Karimala, Devicolam, Poochapara, Walakkad, Karuvarakundu
   
 
   
 
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