Persea macrantha (Nees) Kosterm.
Synonym                    : Machilus macrantha Nees
Family                        : Lauraceae
Local Names              : Kulamavu, Uravu, Large-Flowered Bay Tree
Flowering and fruiting period: December – May 

Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
Habitat: Evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in sacred groves
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Endemic: No
Uses: It is a traditional medicinal plant being used in the treatment of asthma and rheumatism
Key Characters: Evergreen tree growing to 30 m high. Bark surface pale brown, mottled with dark blotches. Leaves simple, alternate, clustered at the tip of branchlets with elliptic-oblong lamina. Flowers bisexual, pale yellow, in panicles from upper axils and terminal. Perianth tube short, tepals 6, in 2 series, persistent in fruit. Stamens 9; anthers 4-celled; staminodes 3. Ovary half inferior, monolocular; ovule 1, pendulous. Fruit is a berry, globose, green with white specks, aromatic, epicarp turn red when ripe; seed one, globose.