Meiogyne ramarowii (Dunn) Gandhi, Fl. Hassan District 38 1976. (Syn: Unona ramarowii Dunn);
Habit- Large shrubs or small trees, up to 6 m tall.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets densely hirsute.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; petiole nearly terete, densely hirsute 0.3 to 0.5 cm long; lamina 5-15 x 3-7 cm elliptic to narrow ovate, apex acuminate-caudate with blunt tip (acumen 0.8 to 2.2 cm long), base acute to rounded, glabrous above, margin ciliate when young, chartaceous; midrib impressed above, hirsute; secondary nerves 6-8 pairs, strong, ascending; tertiary nerves reticulate.
Inflorescence / Flower- Flowers solitary, axillary, sessile, velvety cream tomentose.
Fruit and Seed- Clustered few-seeded berries, subsessile, torulose, hirsute when young.
Understorey tree in wet evergreen forests at 300-1200 m.
Endemic to the Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry.
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Considered Meiogyne pannosa but settled for M. ramarowii as:
Please identify this small tree from Kannur district of Kerala 22/12/20