Turpinia malabarica

Turpinia malabarica Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1916: 135 1916.;
 
Malayalam: Marali, Pambaravetti, Kanakkappalam, Alunkumaram, Others- Marali;
 

Trees, to 20 m high, bole buttressed, bark greyish-brown. Leaves imparipinnate, opposite, stipulate; rachis 19-25 cm long, stout, swollen at base, glabrous, leaflets 3-7, opposite, stipellate; petiolule 2-20 mm, slender, grooved above; lamina 5-12 x 1.5-5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-obovate, elliptic-ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, base acute or cuneate, apex acuminate or obtusely acuminate, margin serrate, glabrous, coriaceous, lateral nerves 4-7 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-white, 8-10 mm across, in axillary and terminal panicles with opposite branches; sepals 5, 3 mm long, ovate, slightly connate at base, obtuse, ciliate; petals 5; stamens 5; filaments shortly villous, inserted outside the disc; disc erect, crenate; ovary sessile, superior, 3 lobed, 3-celled. Fruit a berry, subglobose, 1-3 pointed, but not lobed, glabrous; seeds complanate.
Flowering and fruiting: January-April
Evergreen forests
South India and Sri Lanka
(From India Biodiversity Portal 


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