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  Argostemma rostratum
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Argostemma rostratum Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 326. 1824; Sebastine et al., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 9: 173. 1967.
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  Description: Small delicate herbs, stem 7-12 cm tall, slender or robust. Leaves membranous, sessile or shortly petioled, whorled or in superimposed pairs linear or elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate with often bulbiferous axils. Umbels small, solitary, simple or compound. Calyx small, lobes short broad. Corolla-lobes caudate-acuminate. Stamens 4-5; filaments short; anthers 5, coherent, oblong with long slender beaks opening by pores. Ovary 2-celled; ovules very many on projecting placentas; style filiform; stigma capitellate. Capsule coriaceous or membranous, 2-celled, dehiscing at the apex or by an operculum; seeds minute, angled or compressed.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Idukki, Kottayam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergeen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats and Himalayas
  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:
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  Localities: Neriamangalam
   
 
   
 
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