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  Mussaenda glabrata
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Mussaenda glabrata (Hook.f.) Hutch. ex Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 610(430). 1921; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 198. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 238. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 238. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 171. 1995. Mussaenda frondosa L. var. glabrata Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 90. 1880.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vellila, Vattuthali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Erect or climbing shrubs, with grey bark and long flexuous, cylindrical, divaricate branches. Leaves opposite, 7.5-12 x 5-9 cm, elliptic-oblong or ovate, apex shortly acuminate, more or less pubescent above, pubescent on the nerves beneath, base rounded or tapering into the petiole; lateral nerves 8-12 pairs; petioles 0.6-2.5 cm long; stipules paired, 6 mm long, linear-lanceolate, very acute, hairy. Flowers, tubular-funnel-shaped, yellowish green outside and orange-red within, one calyx lobe occasionally becoming white and foliaceous, borne in terminal cymes. Fruits (berries) rounded or ovoid, glabrous, 1-1.3 cm in diam.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-November
  District(s): Kasaragode, Palakkad, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Orange, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Periyarum, Taliparamba, Dhoni R. F., Mukkali forests, Boneccord, Thenmalai, Vandalodu, Teppakulam
   
 
   
 
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