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  Pavetta indica var. indica
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Pavetta indica L., Sp. Pl. 110. 1753, var. indica; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 150. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 633(446). 1921; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 146. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 217. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 202. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 200. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 345. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 242. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 174. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 345. 1997; Rout & Deb, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 41: 118. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 81. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 158. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 262. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 362. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 440. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kamatta, Pavetta
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Indian sorrel
  Description: Shrubs; branchlets glabrescent. Leaves simple, opposite, 7-11 x 3-4 cm, ovate-elliptic or oblanceolate, apex acuminate, base acute-attenuate, chartaceous, glabrous; petiole to 1.8 cm long. Corymb terminal. Calyx minutely 4-toothed, to 3 mm long. Corolla white; tube c. 1.5 cm long, slender, sparsely pilose within; lobes obovate. Stamens 4, between the lobes, exserted; anthers linear-oblong. Ovule solitary; style slender, exserted; stigma fusiform. Berry 6-9 mm across, globose, black when ripe.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-July
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kozhikkode, Alappuzha, Idukki, Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests, scrub jungles and sacred groves
  Distribution: 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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1100
  Localities: Vengoli, Karimala, Appuppanthode, Pappinisseri, Mukkali forests, Vandanam, Pooyamkutty, Nadugani ghats, Teppakulam, Olichuchattam
   
 
   
 
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