Meiogyne pannosa (Dalz.) Sinclair - ANNONACEAE

Synonym : Unona pannosa Dalz.

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Botanical descriptions Ecology Distribution Literatures

Botanical descriptions :

Habit : Large shrubs or small trees, up to 8 m tall.
Trunk & Bark : Bark grey, lenticellate, blaze cream.
Branches and Branchlets : Branchlets whitish with impressed longitudinal reticulation, pubescent.
Leaves : Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; petiole 0.3-0.8 cm long, pubescent when young, subglabrous when mature; lamina 4.6-12 x 1.5-3.6 cm, lanceolate to narrow ovate, apex caudate-acuminate (acumen up to 2 cm), base acute, margin entire, glabrous above, obscurely pellucid punctate and pubescent on nerves beneath; secondary_nerves 5-9 pairs; tertiary_nerves filiform, close, parallel to subparallel.
Inflorescence / Flower : Flowers solitary, axillary or terminal, sessile, yellowish green or dirty white, tomentose.
Fruit and Seed : Clustered 1 to 3-seeded berries, elliptic, sessile, velvety tomentose.

Ecology :

Understorey tree in low and medium elevation evergreen forests at 400-1370 m.

Distribution :

Endemic to the Western_Ghats- Common in South and Central Sahyadris and rare in Maharashtra Sahyadri.

Literatures :

Sinclair, Sarawak Mus. J. 5: 604. 1951; Gamble, Fl. Madras 1: 14. 1997 (re. ed); Cook, Fl. Bombay 1: 11. 1902; Sasidharan, Biodiversity documentation for Kerala- Flowering Plants, part 6: 17. 2004; Saldanha, Fl. Karnataka 1: 44. 1996.

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