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  Embelia gardneriana
 
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  Family: MYRSINACEAE
  Citation:  Embelia gardneriana Wight, Ic. t. 1208. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 517. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 752(529). 1921; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 140. 1999; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 153. 1999.
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  Description: Climbers; branches clothed with rufous hairs. Leaves alternate, up to 7.5 x 3.5 cm, ovate, coriaceous, crenate, prominently reticulate, rusty-pilose on the nerves beneath or on the branchlets. Inflorescence axillary subumbellate racemes on very short peduncles. Flowers small, white; bracts usually small; bracteoles 0. Calyx free, persistent, 4 or 5 lobed. Corolla-tube none or short; petals 5, oblong, gland-dotted. Stamens 4 or 5; filaments inserted on the corolla, short or elongate; anthers ovate-oblong. Ovary ovoid or globose; ovules few on a subglobose placenta; style short; stigma capitate. Fruit a small globose usually 1-seeded berry, .25 inch in diameter; seed globose, hollowed at the base.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Ecotones of shola-grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sispara
   
 
   
 
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