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  Memecylon angustifolium
 
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  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon angustifolium Wight, Ic. t. 276. 1840; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 562. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 504(355). 1919; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 195. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 128. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 142. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 125. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 272. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aattukanala
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs to small trees; branchlets subterete. Leaves opposite, 3-8 x 0.6-1.5 cm, narrowly elliptic, very cuneate at the base and narrowed into a short petiole, obtuse to rounded at the apex, coriaceous, more or less dull on both sides. Inflorescence thyrsoid to umbel-shaped, many-flowered, 10-20 mm diameter, sessile or with up to 10 mm long primary axes at the nodes on the branches below the leaves; pedicels 1-3 times the calyx length. Calyx 2-3.4 mm wide, smooth or shallowly striate inside, truncate or shallowly 4-lobed. Petals widely elliptic-ovate, blue. Anthers 1.3-1.6 mm long; connective with a gland. Berry 4 mm across, globose, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along stream banks in evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Kallar, Deviar, Pezha, Peppara, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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