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  Pouzolzia zeylanica
 
  Family: URTICACEAE
  Citation:  Pouzolzia zeylanica (L.) Bennett, Pl. Jav. Rar. 1: 67. 1838; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 280. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 385. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 361. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 265. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 441. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 377. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 766. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 457. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 439. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 359. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 13,19,39. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 422. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 298. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 654. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 387. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 306. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 646. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 473. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 655. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 763. 2009. Parietaria zeylanica L., Sp. Pl. 1052. 1753. Parietaria indica L., Mant. Pl. 1: 128. 1767. Pouzolzia indica (L.) Gaud., Voy. Uranie 12: 503. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 581. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1382(967). 1928.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kallurukki
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Slender procumbent herbs. Leaves simple, alternate, 1.5-3 x 1-2 cm, ovate-elliptic, base rounded, apex acute, sparsely strigose, membranous, lateral nerves 3 or 4 pairs, basal pair opposite; petiole to 2 cm long. Flowers in axillary, subsessile clusters. Male flowers: 3-4 mm across; tepals 4, 1.5-2 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, sparsely villous; stamens 4, filaments c. 2 mm long. Female flowers: tepals connate; style linear c. 2 mm long, thinly pubescent. Achenes 2-winged.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Wastelands
  Distribution: Tropical Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Peechi, Rosemala, Kalvarimala, Vellimala, Kannimara, Peruvaripallam, Pathenthode, Anawayi border, Nilikkal, Arampa, Thekkuthode, Kumbla, Cheruvathur, Alakode, Taliparamba, Neriamangalam to Velvara, Chindaki forest, Nadugani ghats, Nedumkayam, Ariankavu,
   
 
   
 
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