Viburnum hebanthum Wt. & Arn. - CAPRIFOLIACEAE

Vernacular names : Tamil: Badaga, Kadambu.

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Botanical descriptions Ecology Distribution Literatures

Botanical descriptions :

Habit : Small trees, up to 6 m tall.
Leaves : Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; stipule caducous; petiole ca. 1.5 cm long, canaliculate; lamina 4.5-7 x 2.4-4 cm, elliptic to ovate, apex acute, base acute to slightly rounded, margin distantly dentate, midrib flat; secondary_nerves 3 pairs, domatia hairy; tertiary_nerves percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower : Inflorescence compound umbel and corymbiform.
Fruit and Seed : Drupe, ovoid; 1-seeded.

Ecology :

Along the margin of high altitude evergreen forests generally between 2000 and 2400 m.

Distribution :

Endemic to the Western_Ghats- Nilgiris and Palani Hills.

Literatures :

Wight and Arnott, Prodr. 388. 1834; Gamble, Fl. Madras 1: 576. 1997 (re. ed).

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