Nothopegia racemosa (Dalz.) Ramam. - ANACARDIACEAE

Synonym : Glycycarpus racemosus Dalz.; Nothopegia dalzellii Gamble var. angustifolia Gamble

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Botanical descriptions Ecology Distribution Literatures

Botanical descriptions :

Habit : Trees, up to 15 m tall.
Trunk & Bark : Bark finely fissured, blaze brown.
Branches and Branchlets : Branchlets stout, glabrous.
Exudates : Latex black and scanty.
Leaves : Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; petiole 1-2.7 cm long, stout, glabrous, usually twisted; lamina 8-23 x 3.5-6.2 cm, oblong to oblanceolate, apex acuminate, base acute, margin slightly undulate, glabrous, coriaceous, glaucous beneath; midrib slightly raised above; secondary_nerves 9-25 pairs, nearly parallel; tertiary_nerves weakly percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower : Inflorescence axillary racemes, 2-4 cm long, rusty pubescent; flowers polygamous.
Fruit and Seed : Drupe, reddish, oblate, 1 x 1.5 cm, apiculate, 1-seeded.

Ecology :

Understorey trees in low elevation evergreen to semi-evergreen or secondary moist deciduous forests.

Distribution :

India and Sri Lanka; in the Western_Ghats South and Central Sahyadri.

Literatures :

J. As. Soc. Bombay 3: 69. 1849; Gamble, Fl. Madras 1: 265. 1997 (re. ed); Saldanha, Fl. Karnataka 2: 207. 1996; Sasidharan, Biodiversity documentation for Kerala- Flowering Plants, part 6: 113. 2004.

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