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  Prismatomeris tetrandra
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Prismatomeris tetrandra (Roxb.) K. Schum. in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 4(4): 138. 1891; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 233. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 159. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 442. 2009. Prismatomeris albidiflora Thw. in Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 8: 286. t.7A.1856 & Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 154. 1859; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 159. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 653(460). 1921.
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  Description: Small trees, bark grey, fissured. Leaves 11-15 x 3-5 cm, obovate or oblong, apex abruptly acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous, glossy above, lateral nerves 7-9 pairs, reticulations thin, prominent; petiole to 1.2 cm long; stipules glabrous, shining. Cymes terminal, few flowered. Flowers 2.5 cm long, white, slightly fragrant; calyx limb truncate, shortly 5-toothed; corolla lobes spreading; anthers linear, included; ovule pendulous, stigma 2-lobed. Berry 1 cm across, crowned by the calyx limb.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: 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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  Localities: Poringal, Vazhachal, Orukomban, Pezha
   
 
   
 
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