|Scientific Name||Viburnum erubescens Wall. ex DC|
Flowering class: Dicot
Small trees, up to 8 m tall.
Bark horizontally lenticellate; blaze slightly reddish brown.
Young branchlets terete, villous.
Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; stipule lanceolate, caducous; petiole reddish, to 3 cm long, canaliculate; lamina to 12 x 8 cm, broadly elliptic to obovate, apex acute-acuminate, base cuneate to rounded, margin distally serrate to dentate, all nerves impressed above; midrib canaliculate; secondary nerves 5-7 pairs, subopposite; tertiary nerves percurrent.
Inflorescence in drooping panicles; flowers white.
Drupe, red, oblong, 1.5 x 0.8 cm; seed one, oblong, 1 cm compressed with a median, T-shaped ventral groove.
Large shrubs. Leaves to 8 x 4 cm, ovate, oblong, acute, serrate; nerves 4-6 pairs, intercostae transverse, axils villous; petiole 1.5 cm long. Panicles to 6 x 4 cm, drooping. Flowers white, pedicelled; calyx lobes ovate, acute; corolla 6 mm long, urceolate; filaments inserted at the throat of corolla tube; ovary 1-celled; styles 3. Drupe 10 x 4 mm, obovoid, truncate with persistent calyx; seeds obovoid, rugose.
Flowering and fruiting: February-May
Along the margin in the high altitude evergreen forests between 1800 and 2200 m.
Notes: Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Tamil Nadu: Dindigul, Nilgiri
India and Sri Lanka; in the Western Ghats- Anamalai, Palani and Nilgiris.
India and Sri Lanka
State - Kerala, District/s: Idukki