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  Canthium coromandelicum
 
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  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Canthium coromandelicum (Burm. f.) Alston in Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon (Suppl.) 6: 152. 1903; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 320. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 315. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 146. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 146. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 248. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 342. 2009. Gmelina coromandelica Burm. f., Fl. Ind. 132. 1768. Canthium parviflorum Lam., Encycl. 1: 602. 1788; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 136. 1880; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 130. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 205. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 187. 1985; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 224. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 170. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 310. 2002. Plectronia parviflora (Lam.) Bedd., For. Man. Bot. 134/5. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 625(441). 1921.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kandakara, Karamullu, Kattaramullu, Madhakara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Wild jessamine, Carray cheddie
  Description: Armed shrubs; branchlets obtusely 4-angled; bark grey; spines 1-3.2 cm long, supra-axillary. Leaves simple, opposite,1.8-4.2 x 1.3-3 cm, ovate, elliptic-ovate to obovate, apex subacute, base rounded to attenuate; petiole c. 5 mm long; stipules subulate. Flowers greenish, 4-merous, in axillary, sessile cymes below spines. Calyx cupular, 4-toothed. Corolla 4-5 mm across, campanulate to globose, mouth villous; lobes 4, ovate, acute, spreading or reflexed. Stamens 4, subsessile, exserted. Stigma capitate, slightly 2-lobed. Fruit 1-1.4 cm across, subglobose, yellow.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist and dry deciduous forests, also in sacred groves
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar, Thekkady, Vengoli, Konni, Ezhimala, Hosdurg, Kalliassey, Payyanur, Krishnapuram, Manimooli, Athirumala, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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