|Scientific Name||Fagraea ceilanica Thunb.|
Flowering class: Dicot
Small trees, usually epiphytic on tree trunks; branchlets stout with prominent leaf-scars. Leaves 10-18 x 5-8 cm, obovate or oblanceolate, base cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse, fleshy, shiny, glabrous; petiole to 2.5 cm long. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, few-flowered corymbose cymes. Flowers large, 6-8 cm across, creamy white. Calyx deeply 5-lobed; lobes c.8 mm long, obovate, acute or obtuse. Corolla funnel-form; tube 4-5 cm long; lobes 5, broad, twisted to right. Stamens 5, adnate at base of corolla-tube. Ovary 2-celled; ovules many in each cell; stigma capitate. Berry 2-4 x 1.5-3 cm, ellipsoid, shiny. Seeds many.
Flowering and fruiting: March-November
Moist deciduous, evergreen, semi-evergreen and shola forests, also in sacred groves
State - Kerala, District/s: All Districts
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