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  Streblus taxoides
 
  Family: MORACEAE
  Citation:  Streblus taxoides (Heyne ex Roth) Kurz, For. Fl. Burma 2: 465. 1877; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 381. 1984; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 355. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 305. 1997; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 467. 2005. Trophis taxoides Heyne ex Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 386. 1821. Phyllochlamys spinosa (Roxb.) Bur. in DC., Prodr. 17: 218. 1873; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 488. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1352(946). 1928. Trophis spinosa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 762.1832. Epicarpurus spinosus (Roxb.) Wight, Ic. t. 1962. 1853.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kadala
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  English name(s):
  Description: Large shrubs with stout axillary spines. Leaves elliptic or ovate to obovate, acute to acuminate, base cuneate, dentate along distal half, to 12 x 5 cm. Male inflorescence axillary, in groups of 1-4 with 8-12 flowers. Female solitary, axillary. Drupe ellipsoid, ca 1 cm across, yellow, subtended by the enlarged foliaceous tepals, ca 2 cm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Kollam, Pathanamthitta
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Rosemala, Kattalappara, Parur, Enathu
   
 
   
 
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