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  Sarcococca saligna
 
  Family: BUXACEAE
  Citation:  Sarcococca saligna (D. Don) Muell.-Arg. in DC., Prodr. 16:11. 1869; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 290. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 361. 1998. Buxus saligna D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 63. 1825. Sarcococca pruniformis Lindl., Bot. Reg. 12: t. 1012. 1826,p.p.; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 266. 1887,p.p. Sarcococca trinervia Wight, Ic. t. 1877. 1852; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1265(885). 1925; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 415. 1990.
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  Description: Scandent shrubs. Leaves alternate, to 18 x 8 cm, elliptic, acuminate, 3-ribbed from base. Flowers unisexual, in axillary racemes. Male racemes 1-2 cm long. Flowers densely packed; bracts ovate, bracteoles 4, opposite, paired; perianth lobes 4, 2 x 2 mm, ovate, acute, stamens 4, free, antitepalous. Female racemes smaller, few-flowered, bracteoles many; tepals 6, ovate, ciliate; ovary 3-celled, globose, glabrous, ovules 2 in each cell; styles 2. Berry 7 x 7 mm, globose, black.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-January
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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
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  Localities: Olikkudy, Inchippara, Valiyaparathode, Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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