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|Scientific Name||Garcinia wightii Anders.|
Flowering class: Dicot
Habit: Shrub to Small Tree
Trees, to 10 m high, bark 5-6 mm thick, rough, brown, pustular; exudation orange yellow; branchlets 4 angled, glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, decussate, estipulate; petiole 6-8 mm, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 7.5-14 x 1.2-3 cm, linear, linear-lanceolate or linear-oblong, base acute, decurrent into the petiole, apex acuminate, glabrous, shining, coriaceous; lateral nerves 8-20 pairs, pinnate, slender, ascending, prominent, looped near the margin forming intramarginal nerve, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers polygamodioecious, yellow; male flowers: axillary, solitary or often 2-3, sessile; sepals 4, equal, orbicular, concave, thinly coriaceous; petals 4, 4.5-5 x 3.5 mm, yellow, obovate, distinctly concave; stamens 18-20, often united in a column enclosing the tetragonal stylodium, filaments free above, anthers peltate; pistillode tetragonal; female flowers: axillary, solitary, sessile; sepals and petals as in male flowers; ovary superior, almost globular, usually 4-locular, stigmas sessile, large. Fruit a berry, 11-13 x 9-11 mm, subglobose, smooth, pale green with persistent stigma and sepals; seeds 4, 9.5 x 4.5 mm.
Trees up to 10 m tall.
Bark brown, rough.
Branchlets quadrangular with short internodes, glabrous.
Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole 0.5-0.8 cm long, rugose, canaliculate, decurrent, slightly sheathing at base; lamina 7.5-14 × 1-3 cm, linear lanceolate, sometimes subfalcate, apex gradually acuminate, base attenuate, chartaceous; secondary nerves ca. 10 pairs, tertiary nerves reticulo-percurrent.
Flowers dioecious; male flowers in axillary, sessile fascicles; female flower solitary, axillary, sessile.
Berry globose or subglobose, 2 cm across.
Habit: Small Tree
Flowering and fruiting: November-March
Rare understorey trees in low elevation evergreen forests up to 700 m.
Notes: Western Ghats, Moist Deciduous Forests
Along stream banks in evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Kerala: Idukki, Kollam, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore
Southern Western Ghats
State - Kerala, District/s: Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur
Endemic to the Western Ghats- South Sahyadri.
Southern Western Ghats
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