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  Elatostema wightii
 
  Family: URTICACEAE
  Citation:  Elatostema wightii Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 570. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1377(963). 1928; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 384. 1998.
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  Description: Small herbs; stems usually unbranched. Leaves simple, alternate, 10 x 3.5 cm, ovate, inequilateral, acuminate at apex, rounded at base, widely crenate, sessile; cystolith scarce. Male receptacle 8 mm across, peduncles 4 cm long, slender; bracts ovate, cuspidate; bracteole lanceolate; flowers many, tepals 4, free, 1.5 mm long, ovate, long-cuspidate; stamens 4, free. Female receptacle 8 mm across, sessile; bracts obovate, cuspidate, fimbriate.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Idukki, Kozhikkode, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pachakkanam
   
 
   
 
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