Actinodaphne angustifolia (Blume) Nees - LAURACEAE

Synonym : Litsea angustifolia Blume

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Botanical descriptions Ecology Distribution Literatures

Botanical descriptions :

Habit : Trees up to 10 m tall.
Trunk & Bark : Bark smooth.
Branches and Branchlets : Young branchlets terete, rusty tomentose.
Leaves : Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, subverticilate; petiole to 2.5 cm long, terete, rusty tomentose; lamina 12-27 x 4-6.5 cm, narrow-elliptic to oblanceolate, apex acuminate, base cuneate to acute, margin undulate, chartaceous, glaucous, fulvous tomentose when young, later glabrous except midrib beneath; midrib raised; secondary_nerves 7-10 pairs; tertiary_nerves nearly closely and horizontally_percurrent, not prominent.
Inflorescence / Flower : Flowers unisexual, dioecious; female flowers in umbels on short peduncle.
Fruit and Seed : Berry, globose, to 1 cm across; seed 1.

Ecology :

Understorey trees in evergreen forests, up to 1400 m.

Distribution :

Endemic to the Western_Ghats- Central and south Maharashtra Sahyadris.

Literatures :

Wall., Pl. As. Rar. 3: 31. 1832; Saldanha, Fl. Karnataka 2: 56. 1996.

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