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  Gaultheria fragrantissima
 
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  Family: ERICACEAE
  Citation:  Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall., Asiat. Res. 13: 397. 1820; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 457. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 743(522). 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 165. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 36. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 47. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 176. 1999. Gaultheria leschenaultii DC., Prodr. 7: 593. 1839.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kolakkattachedi, Kolgate-chedi
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  Description: Leaves to 8 x 4 cm, elliptic, acute to obtuse at both ends, thick coriaceous, reddish gland dotted, aromatic, serrulate. Racemes to 8 cm long in upper axils. Calyx 5 lobed, lobes 4 mm, triangular, margins hairy; corolla 5 mm wide, urceolate, tube 5 mm long, lobes 5, round, reflexed; stamens 10; ovary 3 mm wide. Capsule 8 x 6 mm, cupular, blue with red stalk.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Shola forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Pothumala, Munnar, Mannavan shola, Sispara, Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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