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  Argostemma verticillatum
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Argostemma verticillatum Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 325. 1824 & Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2. t.185. 1831; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 43. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 590(417). 1921; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 216. 1996.
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  Description: Small herbs. Leaves in whorls of 3 or 4, mostly confined to the apex of stem, to 5 x 1 cm, linear-lanceolate, subsessile, membranous, glabrous; lateral nerves indistinct; stipules interpetiolar, entire or 0. Flowers 5-merous, 1.2 cm across, in terminal few flowered umbels, peduncles slender, shorter than the leaves. Calyx glabrous, lobes ovate-acute. Corolla white, lobes ovate-acuminate. Staminal filaments short, anthers connate, dehiscence by apical pores. Ovules many on projected placenta; style filiform; stigma capitate.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Thrissur, Kannur, Idukki
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  Habitat: Evergeen forests
  Distribution: South India, Himalayas, North East India and Myanmar
  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: Sholayar
   
 
   
 
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