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  Biophytum intermedium
 
  Family: OXALIDACEAE
  Citation:  Biophytum intermedium Wight, Illustr. 1: 162. 1840; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 438. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 133(95). 1918; Manna in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 232. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 63. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 43. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 51. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 30. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 126. 2002; N.P. Balakr. & W. Arisdason in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 571. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 178. 2009.
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  Description: Perennial herbs, semiwoody at base, erect, 60-120 cm high; nodes hairy; hairs stiff, reflexed, arranged in a ring. Leaves 5-10 cm long; leaflets 15-25 pairs, lowest smallest, scarcely overlapping, oblong, somewhat falcate, truncate at base, very obliquely apiculate, glabrous; midnerve curved at apex; lateral than the leaves, densely pubescent. Flowers 4-8 in an umbel, ca 12 mm across; pedicels thrice as long as sepals; bracts subulate. Capsules as long as sepals; seeds tuberculate.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-June
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 1200-1600
  Localities: Olikkudy, Kottamala, Kottamalapallam, Pooyamkutty, Vellarimala, Athirumala, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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