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  Galphimia gracilis
 
  Family: MALPIGHIACEAE
  Citation:  Galphimia gracilis Bartling, Linnaea 13: 552. 1839; R.C. Srivastava in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 31. 1997; V. Chandra. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 517. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 149. 2009. Galphimia glauca Merr., Fl. Manila 277. 1912; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 87. 1989.
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  English name(s): Thriallis, Rain of Gold, Spray of Gold, Slender Goldshower
  Description: Shrubs; young parts appressed-reddish hairy, glabrescent with age. Leaves alternate, elliptic-oblong, acute at base, obtuse to rounded at apex with an acute tip, 3-5 x 1-2 cm. Flowers 1-2 cm across, in terminal racemes, inflorescences overtopped by 2 lateral branches. Calyx lobes ovate, rounded or subacute at apex, sometimes recurved. Petals unequal, clawed, yellow; limbs 3-angled, entire. Fruits globose, brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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