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  Hedyotis articularis ssp. articularis
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Hedyotis articularis R. Br. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 407. 1834, ssp. articularis; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 51. 1880; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 209. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 192. 1989; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 173. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 72. 2000; Dutta & Deb, Taxonomic Revision Hedyotis 85. 2004. Oldenlandia articularis (R. Br. ex Wight & Arn.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 597(421). 1921.
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  Description: Coarse shrubs; stem articulated by persistent stipules. Leaves to 18 x 8 mm, lanceolate, acute, very coriaeous, nearly sessile, margins recurved, nerves 4 pairs, strong, thick, reddish, tomentose, stipule 7 mm long, teeth 6, unequal, hispid. Cymes 1.5-3 cm across, terminal, densely clustered, hirsute. Flowers 9 mm long, sessile, 10-20 in a cymes; calyx campanulate, lobes acute corolla tube slender; lobes oblong, pink, margin recurved; stamens included, anthers linear. Capsule 6 x 4 mm, obovoid, pubescent; seeds obovoid, black.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Idukki, Kottayam
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Altitude:
  Localities: Vellimala, Vellarimala
   
 
   
 
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