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  Kendrickia walkeri
 
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  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Kendrickia walkeri (Wight ex Gardn.) Triana, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 28: 75. 1872; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 526. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 495(350). 1919; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 63. 1998. Medinilla walkeri Wight ex Gardn., Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 8: 11. 1847.
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  Description: A sometimes epiphytic climber with sterile stems and branches attached to the substrate by adventitious roots; fertile branches stout, spreading to pendent. Branchlets subquadrangular; bark pale, smooth, flaking off in rectangular pieces. Leaves on sterile branches more or less appressed to the substrate, elliptic-ovate, 3-7.5 x 1.5-3 cm, obtuse to rounded or subcordate at the base and with an up to 6 mm long petiole, subacute at the apex, 5-nerved, distantly ciliate; leaves on fertile branches elliptic-obovate, 2.5-6.5 x 1.5-3 cm, basally obtuse to acute and cuneate into a 2-8 mm long rather stout petiole, obtuse to rounded at the apex, rather thick, 5-nerved; nerves more distinct beneath. Flowers solitary or few together in the leaf axils and terminally on the branchlets. Pedicels up to 40 mm, rather stout. Sepals thick, widely triangular, obtuse. Petals obovate, 18-25 mm long, pink to red and light purple. Anthers narrowly ovate, with a slightly bent beak and hence including connective horn slightly sigmoid. Fruit subglobose, crowned by the 4 thick sepals.
  Habit: Climber
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Sri Lanka and South India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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