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  Zanthoxylum ovalifolium
 
  Family: RUTACEAE
  Citation:  Zanthoxylum ovalifolium Wight, Illustr. 1: 169. 1839; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 492. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 150(107). 1915; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 96. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 106. 1990; K.N. Nair & M.P. Nayar in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 384. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 56. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 51. 2002; R.K. Premanath in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 614. 2005.
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  Description: Shrubs or straggaling shrubs, stem brownish, smooth; Leaves trifoliate, alternate, leaflets 8-12 x 3-4.5 cm, elliptic-obovate, apex abruptly acuminate, glabrous; nerves 15-18 pairs with an irregular intramarginal vein; petiole 5-10 cm long. Panicle to 5 x 2 cm, axillary, puberulus. Flowers few; male flowers 2-3 mm long; sepals 4, triangular; petals 2-3 mm long, white; stamens 4; female flowers 3-4 mm long; staminodes 4, filiform; pedicels 5 mm long. Capsule 6 mm across, globose, dark brown; seed 1, globose, shining.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Idukki, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: 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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1500
  Localities: Vellimala, Karimala, Ayyappankovil, Padagiri, Mukkali forests
   
 
   
 
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