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  Cotoneaster buxifolius
 
  Family: ROSACEAE
  Citation:  Cotoneaster buxifolius Wall. ex Wight, Ic. t. 992. 1845; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 387. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 446(316). 1919.
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  Description: Intricately branched shrub from a woody bole; branchlets rigid, downy. Leaves elliptic-ovate, 10 x 0.4 cm, coriaceous, base acute, margin recurved, apex acute, apiculate, glabrescent above, densely white, downy-tomentose below; petiole 2 mm. Inflorescence 2-6-flowered; bracts linear, 2 mm. Sepals 5, triangular, 2 mm, pubescent outside. Petals 5, pink, orbicular, 2 mm wide. Stamens c. 20; filaments subequal. Ovary inferior, 2-celled; ovules 2, basal; styles 2, slender, 1.2 mm. Drupe globose, 8 mm wide; seeds 4, ovoid, 4 mm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Montane scrub jungle
  Distribution: Endemic to Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  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: Western Ghats
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