Scientific Name :
Polyalthia longifolia (Sonner.) Thw.
Synonym(s) :
Uvaria longifolia Sonner.
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Habitat :
Grown as ornamental plant
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Distribution :
India, Sri Lanka; Kerala: throughout (planted)
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Tall trees; young branches spreading, pendulous, slender, glabrous or sparsely puberulous when young. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous, estipulate; petiole 10-15 mm, pubescent when young, slender; lamina ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate; base round; apex acuminate; margin entire, strongly undulate, glabrous, shining above and dull beneath, coriaceous, lateral nerves up to 30 pairs, obscure, pinnate, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, pedicels slender, 2-3 cm long, slightly pubescent; bracts submedian; sepals ovate-triangular, pubescent, connate at base; petals 6 (3+3), subequal, linear, broad at base, puberulous; outer petals 65 x 2 mm; stamens numerous, cuneate, connective dialated and thickened beyond the cells; carpels many, puberulous, ovoid, style oblong; stigma sessile; ovule one. Fruit aggregate of berries; berry ovoid to ellipsoid, obtuse at both ends, glabrous, reddish to black; seed one, almost ovoid, smooth or slightly grooved, pale brown, shiny.

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