Phoebe lanceolata Nees - LAURACEAE

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Botanical descriptions Ecology Distribution Literatures

Botanical descriptions :

Habit : Trees up to 8 m tall.
Branches and Branchlets : Branchlets terete, glabrous.
Leaves : Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, clustered at twig ends; petiole 0.3-2 cm long; lamina 7.5-20 x 1.7-6.5 cm, narrow elliptic-lanceolate, apex acuminate to caudate, base narrowly attenuate, glabrous, glaucous beneath; midrib slightly raised above; secondary_nerves 9-13 pairs, slender; tertiary_nerves reticulo-percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower : Inflorescence axillary or subterminal slender panicles, to 10 cm long; usually bisexual or rarely polygamous; perianth yellow; anthers 4 celled.
Fruit and Seed : Berry, ellipsoid, black, 1.3 cm long; seed 1.

Ecology :

Rare understorey trees in evergreen forests, between 900 and 1600 m.

Distribution :

India and Myanmar; in the Western_Ghats- rare in South and Central Sahyadris.

Literatures :

Syst. Laurin. 106. 1836; Gamble, Fl. Madras 2: 1228. 1993 (re. ed); Sasidharan, Biodiversity documentation for Kerala- Flowering Plants, part 6: 401. 2004; Saldanha, Fl. Karnataka 1: 72. 1996.

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