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|Scientific Name||Wendlandia thyrsoidea (Schult.) Steud.|
Flowering class: Dicot
Habit: Shrub to Small Tree
Trees, to 8 m high, bark orange-brown, fibrous; branchlets terete to angular, tomentose. Leaves simple, ternate whorled; stipule interpetiolar, 6 mm long, ovate, obtuse, bifid, often recurved, tomentose; petiole 4-10 mm, stout, pubescent; lamina 4-15 x 1.5-7 cm, elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic-obovate, base cuneate or attenuate, apex acute or acuminate, margin entire, tomentose beneath, glabrous above on ageing, chartaceous; lateral nerves 5-12 pairs, pinnate, prominent beneath; intercostae reticulate, slender. Flowers bisexual, pale yellow, fragrant, 6 mm long, in dense terminal panicles; peduncle densely pubescent; bracts and bracteoles lanceolate; calyx subglobose, pubescent, lobes 5, short, valvate; corolla tube elongate, slender 2.5 mm, funnel shaped, sparsely hairy within, lobes 5, imbricate; stamens 5, exserted; anthers oblong, subsessile; ovary depressed globose, 2-celled, inferior, ovules many on globose placenta; style filiform; stigma 2 fid. Fruit a capsule, globose, 2 valved; seeds small; testa membranous.
Flowering and fruiting: December-April
Bark orange-red, fibrous. Flowers fragrant.
In dense terminal panicles, cream or white. Flowering from February-April.
A capsule. Seed oblong, cylindrical. Fruiting from March-April.
A small tree.
Notes: Western Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Occasional on bare or exposed slopes or along forest borders on hills above 800 m. Peninsular India.
Grasslands and shola forests
Karnataka: Belgaum, Chikmagalur, Coorg, Hassan, Mysore, N. Kanara, Shimoga, S. Kanara
Kerala: Idukki, Kannur, Kottayam, Malapuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, hrissurT
Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore, Dindigul, Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, Salem, Theni, Tiruchchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tiruvannamalai, Virudhunagar
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
State - Kerala, District/s: Thrissur, Palakkad, Kottayam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad, Kozhikkode