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  Ardisia gardneri var. zeylanica
 
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  Family: MYRSINACEAE
  Citation:  Ardisia gardneri Clarke var. zeylanica (Clarke) Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 3: 72. 1895; N.C. Nair & Bhargavan, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 6: 709. 1985. Ardisia zeylanica Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 521. 1882.
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  Description: Shrubs. Leaves alternate, 11 x 3.5 cm, glabrous, membranous, broad-lanceolate, acute at both ends, closely toothed; primary nerves arching at some distance from the margin, the interspaces and margin with several rows of large dots; petiole 3-4 mm long. Panicle 7.5 x 5 cm, simple or very sparingly compound; primary branches bearing an umbel each, the lowermost sometimes 2; bracts at the forks not rarely leaf-like, 2.5 cm; pedicels umbelled, minutely rusty, 6 mm. Calyx 5 lobed, 3 mm, ovate-oblong. Corolla red, white, or spotted, 5-partite; segments acute, twisted to the right in bud. Stamens 5; filaments very short; anthers free, ovate-lanceolate, acute. Ovary globose, narrowed upwards; ovules few. Style cylindric, often much longer than the corolla-lobes; stigma punctiform. Berry 5 mm, globose, obscurely striated vertically; seeds solitary, globose, albumen pitted or ruminated.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Moist shady places near streams
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Karapara estate way, Nelluyampathy forests
   
 
   
 
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