Endangered as per IUCN Red List (EN)
Drypetes porteri (Gamble) Pax & K.Hoffm., Pflanzenr. IV, 147, XV: 268 1922. (syn: Hemicyclia porteri Gamble);
India (Tamil Nadu) as per WCSP;
Habit- Trees up to 10 m tall.
Trunk & Bark- Bark grey, peeling off in large flakes; blaze light orange.
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets brown or greyish, terete, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate distichous; stipule caducous; petiole 0.3-0.8 cm long, lamina 5-9 x 2-4 cm, elliptic to ovate, apex acuminate with blunt tip, base asymmetric, margin entire, thinly coriaceous, glabrous; midrib flat above; secondary nerves 5-7 pairs sometimes with hairy domatia at the axils at least 1 or 2 lower most pairs; tertiary nerves reticulate.
Inflorescence / Flower- Flowers unisexual, dioecious, in axillary clusters.
Fruit and Seed- Drupe, densely rufous hirsute, seeds 2.
Understorey trees in dry evergreen forests.
Endemic to the Western Ghats- mostly confined to Varushanad Hills and rarely recorded in leeward side of the Agasthyamalai Hills.
(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry from India Biodiversity Portal)
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