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  Colebrookea oppositifolia
  Citation:  Colebrookea oppositifolia Smith, Exot. Bot. 2: 111, t.115. 1805; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 642. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1138(796). 1924; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 216. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 363. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 635. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 374. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23,31. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 359. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 544. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 317. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 246. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 649. 2009. Colebrookea tenuifolia Roxb., Pl. Corom. t. 245. 1815.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karimjetti
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Indian Squirrel Tail
  Description: Large shrubs; stem and leaves densely tomentose. Leaves simple, opposite, to 20 x 6 cm, elliptic, acuminate, crenulate, base acute to acuminate, nerves ca.10 pairs, oblique. Spikes to 10 x 0.5 cm, panicled, terminal, densely tomentose; flowers in close whorls. Calyx 1.5 mm long; tube very short, densely white-hairy, lobes subulate. Corolla 2 mm long, equally 4-lobed. Stamens 4, exserted in male flowers, included in female flowers, filaments glabrous; style 2-fid at tip. Nutlets hairy at apex; fruiting calyx enlarged.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: South and South East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Thekkady, Karimala, Anchurali, Nadugani ghats, Pathenthode, Campshed area, Chandanathode, Periya
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