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  Mollugo nudicaulis
 
  Family: MOLLUGINACEAE
  Citation:  Mollugo nudicaulis Lam., Encycl. 4: 234. 1797; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 664. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 553(390). 1919; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 126. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 199. 1984; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 307. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 213. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 158. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 141. 1999; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 332. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ullukkumarunnu chedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Glabrous acaulescent herbs. Leaves forming a rosette, up to 5 x 1 cm, obovate to broadly spathulate, apex obtuse to rounded, base gradually contacted to a rather short (5-15 mm) petiole, veins rather obscure. Cymes scapose, several, to 15-20 cm long, di- or trichotomously branched, spreading to ascending; terminal flower in each ramification pedicellate, ultimate branches tending to have several second flowers or a single pedicellata one; bracts reduced to hyaline oblong to lanceolate scales. Sepals 5, broadly ellipsoid to oblong, subequal, 2- mm long, rounded at base and apex, subgibbous at base, margins hyaline. Stamens 3-5; filament c.1.5 mm long. Ovary oblong, 3-lobed, 3-celled; stigmas 3, sessile, flat, spreading, papillose. Capsule valves 3, firm, rounded at apex; seeds black, plump, very oblique-reniform, with a slightly caruncle or thickened attachment, surface thickly tuberculate.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-September
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kollam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forest and sandy seacoasts
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar, Veli, Kovalam, Kayamkulam, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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