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  Psychotria truncata
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Psychotria truncata Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 162.1824; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:163.1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 640(451). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 220. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 233. 1988; Deb & Gangop., J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 7, 66. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 244. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 177. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 187. 1998; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 445. 2009.
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  Description: Large shrubs. Leaves to 12 x 6 cm, obovate, obtuse, broadly apiculate; nerves 9-11 pairs, 6 mm apart, reticulate towards the margins; petiole 1.5 cm long; stipule 12 mm long. Cymes 4 cm across, long-peduncled; branches whorled. Flowers 8 mm long, sessile; calyx 1 mm long, shallowly lobed, ciliate; corolla lobes 6, oblong, deflexed. Fruits not seen.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Odamala, Teerthundamala, Brahmagiri, Chemungi, Thenmalai, Villumalai
   
 
   
 
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