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  Morinda umbellata
 
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  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Morinda umbellata L., Sp. Pl. 176. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 157. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 652(460). 1921; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 144. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 214. 1984; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 180. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 153. 1999; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 359. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 429. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kudaluchurukki, Ney-valli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Climbers. Leaves to 11 x 3 cm, oblanceolate, abruptly acuminate, scabrous below, nerves 4-6 pairs, reticulate; stipules 6-7 mm long, ovate, acute, entire. Flowers in globose umbellate, heads, radices fused together, hemispheric, truncate; corolla tube 4 mm long, funnel-shaped, lobes 4, valvate, white; stamens 4; anthers oblong; ovary 2-celled; ovule solitary in each cell; style slender, stigmas 2, linear. Fruit fused into a syncarpium of 1 cm across; seeds oblong.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-June
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kollam, Idukki, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the sacred groves and plains
  Distribution: Sri Lanka, India through China, Japan and North Australia
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Olikkudy, Deviar, Vandanam
   
 
   
 
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