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  Geophila repens
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Geophila repens (L.) Johnst., Sargentia 8: 281. 1949; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 208. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 189. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 214. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 231. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 12, 18; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 219. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 147. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 321. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 172. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 148. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 249. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 346. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 416. 2009. Rondeletia repens L., Syst. Nat. (ed.10) 928. 1759. Geophila reniformis D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 136. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:178.1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 643(454). 1921. Geophila herbacea (Jacq.) K. Schum. in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 4(4): 199. 1891; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 191. 1989; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 164. 1995.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karimutthil, Karinkudungal
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  Description: Prostrate herbs; stem slender, stolon-like. Leaves simple, 1.5-2.5 x 1-2 cm, orbicular or broadly ovate to reniform, apex rounded or retuse, base cordate, chartaceous, basally 5-7-nerved; petiole to 5 cm long. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered umbels; peduncles to 4 cm long. Calyx tube short; lobes subulate, 3 mm long, persistent. Corolla 1-1.5 cm across, funnel-shaped, hairy within, white; lobes recurved, ovate-acute. Stamens 5, included. Ovary 2-locular; ovule 1-per locule. Berry c. 7 mm across, globose, scarlet; seeds plano-convex.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in sacred groves
  Distribution: Pantropical
  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
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  Localities: Peechi, Chimmini, Kallar, Poonkavanam, Orukomban, Dhoni R. F., Perunthenaruvi, Kannoth R.F., Parappa, Thiruvizhamkunnu, Elanginelvallikavu, Nedumkayam, Canoli, Ottakkal
   
 
   
 
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