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  Memecylon sisparense
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon sisparense Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919: 227. 1919 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 505(356). 1919; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 159. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 63. 2000; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 370. 2009.
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  Description: Large shrubs or small trees; branchlets glabrous. Leaves opposite, 3-7.5 x 3-4 cm, oblong or ovate-oblong, entire or slightly revolute at margins, rounded or slightly cordate at base, acute-obtuse at apex, lateral nerves 5-paired, inconspicuous; sessile or shortly petioled. Flowers fascicled in single or very short-peduncled cymes on lateral tubercles, or rarely axillary, bluish-red, c. 2.5 cm across; pedicels 3-4 mm long. Calyx campanulate, 2-2.5 mm long, shortly 4 or 5-toothed; teeth acute, c. 1 mm long. Petals 4, ovate, bluish-red, 1-1.5 x 1-1.5 mm. Stamens 8, equal; filaments c. 1 mm long, broad at base; anthers short. Ovary 1-celled; ovules 8; style linear, c. 2 mm long. Fruit a globose or ellipsoid berry, 1-seeded.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: -2050
  Localities: Sispara, Vellarimala
   
 
   
 
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