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  Hamelia patens
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Hamelia patens Jacq., Enum. Syst. Pl. 16. 1760; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 145. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 324. 1990; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 347. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 453. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Fire Bush, Firecracker Plant
  Description: Evergreen, woody shrubs; stem pubescent, sulcate, terete ultimately. Leaves opposite, 4.4-10.4 x 0.4-3.5 cm, elliptic, obovate-oblanceolate, glabrous, veins prominent abaxially, lateral-veins 6-8 paired, apex acute or shortly acuminate, margins entire: stipules 0.25 cm long, filiform, base broad; petiole 0.5-1.1 cm long, angled. Flowers sessile, 1.4-2.1 cm long, reddish-yellow. Calyx ca. 0.3-0.4 cm long; tube oblong, lobes 5, short, triangular, acute. Corolla ca. 1.2-1.8 cm long, lobes triangular. Anthers ca. 1.0 cm exserted. Style 1.4 cm long. Fruits uncommon.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America; cultivated throughout the tropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Orange
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pareppady
   
 
   
 
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