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  Turraea villosa
 
  Family: MELIACEAE
  Citation:  Turraea villosa Bennett, Fl. Jav. Rar. 1: 182. 1840; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 542. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 174(124). 1915; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 58. 1995; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 91. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 112. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 99. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 61. 1997; S.S. Jain & S.S.R. Bennet in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 515. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 61. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 59. 2002; N.C. Nair & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 665. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 213. 2009. Turraea virens Hiern in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 541. 1875, non L. 1771.
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  Description: Large deciduous shrubs. Leaves ovate or elliptic, acuminate, base acute or obtuse, entire, glabrescent above and villous below, 5-10 x 3-6 cm. Flowers white, changing to yellow, ca. 4 cm long. Capsule subglobose 1-1.5 cm across.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kannur, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Vellanimala, Chimmini, Vazhani, Choodal, Arjunankotta, Sabarimala, Parambikulam, Kothala, Kottayali, Ezhimala, Nelluyampathy forests, Chembukkavu, on way to Panoth, Karappa, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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