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  Ardisia sonchifolia
 
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  Family: MYRSINACEAE
  Citation:  Ardisia sonchifolia Mez in Engl., Pflanzenreich Myrsinac. 116. 1902; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 755(531). 1921; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 259. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 222. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 177. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 405. 2002. Ardisia villosa Roxb. var. obtusa Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 525. 1882.
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  Description: Shrubs; branchlets gland-dotted. Leaves 10-22 x 4-6 cm, oblanceolate, acute to acuminate at apex, attenuate and auricled at base, entire; nerves ca. 16 pairs, strongly punctuate along the margins; petiole 5 mm long. Umbels terminal, 5 x 5 cm, tomentose, peduncled; pedicels 5-6 mm long, rusty-tomentose. Flowers 5-15 in an umbel, pale pink; sepals 3 x 1.5 mm, ovate, acute, hairy; corolla lobes 4 mm long, ovate, acute, punctate; anthers acute. Berry 6-7 mm across, pink, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests, often in marshy areas
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: -1100
  Localities: Sholayar, Chokkampetti, Vellimala, Valiyathode, Munnar, Nelluyampathy forests, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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