Overview

Comprehensive Description

Miscellaneous Details

"Notes: Western Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Evergreen Forests"
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Miscellaneous Details

Notes: Moist Deciduous Forests
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Brief

Flowering class: Dicot Habit: Shrub to Small Tree
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Distribution

"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"
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Global Distribution

Peninsular India and Sri Lanka

Indian distribution

State - Kerala, District/s: Thrissur, Palakkad, Kottayam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad, Kozhikkode

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Karnataka: Chikmagalur
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Physical Description

Morphology

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Field Tips

Bark orange-red, fibrous. Flowers fragrant.

Flower

In dense terminal panicles, cream or white. Flowering from February-April.

Fruit

A capsule. Seed oblong, cylindrical. Fruiting from March-April.

Leaf Apices

Acute

Leaf arrangement

Decussate

Leaf Bases

Cuneate

Leaf Margins

Entire

Leaf Shapes

Elliptic

Leaf Types

Simple

Habit

A small tree.

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Diagnostic Description

Diagnostic

"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."
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Diagnostic

Habit: Tree
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Diagnostic

Habit: Tree
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Ecology

Habitat

General Habitat

Occasional on bare or exposed slopes or along forest borders on hills above 800 m. Peninsular India.
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General Habitat

Grasslands and shola forests
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering and fruiting: December-April
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Wendlandia thyrsoidea

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Wendlandia thyrsoidea

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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