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  Ardisia littoralis
 
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  Family: MYRSINACEAE
  Citation:  Ardisia littoralis Andr., Bot. Repos. 10. t. 630. 1811; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 756(531). 1921; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 403. 2009. Ardisia humilis sensu Clakre in Hookf. f, Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 529. 1882,p.p, non Vahl 1794.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kadal cherry
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Coralbush
  Description: Erect branched shrub to 1.5 m tall. Leaves clustered towards the ends of the branches, 5-11 x 2.4-5 cm, obovate-oblong or elliptic, base cuneate, apex acute or subobtuse, coriaceous; petiole to 1 cm long. Inflorescence axillary or lateral umbels, rarely lengthened into racemes; peduncle 2-3 cm long. Flowers pink; pedicels 0.8-1.4 cm long, stout. Calyx 3-5 mm long; lobes elliptic, obtuse, with membranous margins, in fruit enlarged, orbicular, closely pressed to the berry. Corolla-lobes 5-7 mm long, obliquely ovate-acuminate, gland-dotted. Berry 5-7 mm across, dipressed globose, apiculate, red at first turning purplish black.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-September
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kollam, Kottayam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Mangrove swamps and backwaters
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Malesia
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Thrikkunnapuzha
   
 
   
 
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