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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cullenia exarillata -seed

Locally known as Vediplavu, Cullenia is one of the keystone species of the Western Ghats. Their flowers and fruits serve as food for many of the rainforest species including the Lion-tailed Macaque. This large evergreen tree can grow upto 40 m in height. they are common canopy trees in medium elevation wet evergreen forests between 600-1400 m. this species is seen through out the southern western ghats and upto wayanad in the central region.

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