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  Oxyceros rugulosus
  Citation:  Oxyceros rugulosus (Thw.) Tirveng., Nordic J. Bot. 3: 466. 1983; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 140. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 225. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 184. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 158. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 262. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 439. 2009. Griffithia rugulosa Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 159. 1859. Randia rugulosa (Thw.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 113. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 617(435). 1921; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 356. 2002. Aidia rugulosa (Thw.) Swamin., Biol. Mem. 2: 67. 1977.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs. Leaves to 16 x 7 cm, elliptic, acuminate, glabrous; nerves 8-10 pairs; petiole 1.5 cm long, thick; stipule 6 mm long, ovate, acuminate. Cymes lateral or axillary, 5-8 cm across; shortly peduncled. Flowers 25 mm long; calyx tube 6 mm long, obconical, teeth 5, obsolete; corolla tube 12 mm long, densely villous in a ring inside; lobes 13 mm long, oblong, deflexed, white; stamens 5, filaments short, inserted at the mouth of corolla tube; anthers 8 mm long, linear, apiculate; ovary 2-celled; ovules many, sunken in the axile placentas; style 18 mm long, stigma clavate. Berry 10 x 10 mm; seeds few, rugose.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  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
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  Altitude: 1000-1200
  Localities: Vallakkadavu, Umikuppan, Meekara, Campshed area, Walakkad, Velithode, Boneccord, Athirumala
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