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  Rubia cordifolia
 
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  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Rubia cordifolia L., Syst. Nat. (ed.12) 3: 229. 1768; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 202. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 655(462). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 220. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 142. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 234. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 347. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 243. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 25, 38; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 69. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 348. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 188. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 156. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 83. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 161. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 446. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chovvallikkodi, Ellumbarakki, Manjadi, Manjetti, Manjishta, Poont, Poovathu, Sivollikkodi
  Tamil name(s): Manjishtha
  English name(s): Indian madder
  Description: Scabrous climber, stem 4-angled, articulate. Leaves whorled, 4 in each node, equal or unequal, to 7 x 3 cm, ovate, acuminate at apex, cordate at base, 3-5-ribbed from base; petiole 2-5 cm long. Flowers 3 mm across; in axillary dichotomous cymes. Calyx tube turbinate, lobes 4, minute. Corolla lobes ovate, valvate, spreading, white. Anthers globose. Ovules solitary in each cell, styles 2, stigmas capitate. Fruit fleshy, globose, purple 4-5 mm across.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Kollam, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Asia, Africa and Europe
  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: Mangavada, Mangaladevi, Kariamchola, Mukkali forests, Kadalar, Manthampotty, Damsite, Pathenthode, Tolpetty, Orange Fam area-Kaikatty, Nadugani ghats, Thalichola, Vellarimala
   
 
   
 
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