Nothapodytes nimmoniana (Graham) Mabb. - ICACINACEAE

Synonym : Premna nimoniananGraham; Mappia foetida (Wt.) Miers

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Botanical descriptions Ecology Distribution Literatures

Botanical descriptions :

Habit : Trees up to 8 m tall.
Trunk & Bark : Bark brownish, lenticellate; blaze light orange.
Branches and Branchlets : Young branchlets subterete, lenticellate, puberulous.
Leaves : Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, clustered at twig ends; petiole 1.2-6 cm long, flat above, puberulous; lamina 9-30 x 5-14 cm, broadly ovate-oblong to elliptic-oblong and sometimes obovate, apex acuminate, base acute to rounded attenuate or asymmetric, margin entire, chartaceous (at low elevations) to coriaceous with strong nerves (at high elevations), dark green above, pale beneath, glabrous; midrib flat; secondary_nerves 6-11 pairs; tertiary_nerves, distantly percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower : Flowers yellowish, in terminal cymes, emitting an unpleasant odour.
Fruit and Seed : Drupe, purplish red, smooth, oblong, 1.5-1.8 cm; seed 1.

Ecology :

In openings of evergreen forests up to 2300 m.

Distribution :

Indomalaysia and Indochina; in the Western_Ghats- South, Central and south Maharashtra Sahyadris.

Literatures :

Manilal, Bot. Hist. Hort. Malab. 88. 1980; Gamble, Fl. Madras 1: 196. 1997 (re. ed); Sasidharan, Biodiversity documentation for Kerala- Flowering Plants, part 6: 93. 2004; Saldanha, Fl. Karnataka 2: 105. 1996.

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