Meiogyne ramarowii (Dunn.) Gandhi - ANNONACEAE

Synonym : Unona ramarowii Dunn

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Botanical descriptions Ecology Distribution Literatures

Botanical descriptions :

Habit : Large shrubs or small trees, up to 6 m tall.
Branches and Branchlets : Branchlets densely hirsute.
Leaves : Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; petiole nearly terete, densely hirsute 0.3 to 0.5 cm long; lamina 5-15 x 3-7 cm elliptic to narrow ovate, apex acuminate-caudate with blunt tip (acumen 0.8 to 2.2 cm long), base acute to rounded, glabrous above, margin ciliate when young, chartaceous; midrib impressed above, hirsute; secondary_nerves 6-8 pairs, strong, ascending; tertiary_nerves reticulate.
Inflorescence / Flower : Flowers solitary, axillary, sessile, velvety cream tomentose.
Fruit and Seed : Clustered few-seeded berries, subsessile, torulose, hirsute when young.

Ecology :

Understorey tree in wet evergreen forests at 300-1200 m.

Distribution :

Endemic to the Western_Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris.

Literatures :

Saldanha and Nicolson, Fl. Hassan Dist. 38. 1976; Gamble, Fl. Madras 1: 15. 1997 (re. ed); Sasidharan, Biodiversity documentation for Kerala- Flowering Plants, part 6: 17. 2004; Saldanha, Fl. Karnataka 1: 44. 1996; Keshava Murthy and Yoganarasimhan, Fl. Coorg (Kodagu) 31-32. 1990.

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