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  Symplocos monantha
 
  Family: SYMPLOCACEAE
  Citation:  Symplocos monantha Wight, Ic. t. 1236. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 581. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 784(551). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 245. 1984; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 235. 1998.
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  Description: Shrubs; branchlets tomentose. Leaves to 5 x 2 cm, ovate, acuminate, serrate, coriaceous; nerves obscure, glabrous; petiole 5 mm long, thinly hairy. Flowers sessile or shortly pedicelled, axillary; bracts ovate, hairy; sepals 1.5 mm long, triangular, acute, ciliate; corolla lobes 4 x 3 mm, united at base, obtuse, glabrous; stamens 30-40 in 5-6 bundles, attached at the base of the corolla; disk 5 lobed, thinly hairy; ovary hairy at apex. Drupe 12 x 5 mm, ovoid, truncate at apex, white.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Vellimala, Mlappara
   
 
   
 
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