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  Morinda reticulata
 
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  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Morinda reticulata Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 248. 1920 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 652(460). 1921; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 237. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 172. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 159. 1997; 433; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 307. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 154. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 333. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Mapoon Bush, Yellow-dye
  Description: Large woody climbing shrubs. Leaves 6-12 x 2-4.5 cm, oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, attenuate at base, caudate acuminate at apex, waxy shining above, lateral nerves 10-12 pairs; petioles to 6 mm long; stipules acute, connate. Flowers white in terminal umbellate heads; peduncle 1-2 cm. Calyx truncate, limb forming a ring. Corolla rotate; tube c. 1.5 mm long, very hairy within; lobes 4, oblong, recurred. Stamens 4, included. Stigma 2-fid. Syncarpium irregularly lobed, 0.5-1 cm diam., with prominent scars of calyx ring, orange; pyrenes many, bony, pyriform, triquetrous in viscous pulp.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 200-850
  Localities: Choodal, Kallar, Kulathupuzha, Kottayali, on way to Nilamel, Boneccord, Kottur R.F., Merchiston, Thenmalai, Bonaccord, Karamanayar region
   
 
   
 
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