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  Hedyotis articularis ssp. santapaui
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Hedyotis articularis R. Br. ex Wight & Arn. ssp. santapaui (Shetty & Vivek.) Deb & Dutta, Taxon 32: 284. 1983; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 67. 1998; Dutta & Deb, Taxonomic Revision Hedyotis 87. 2004. Hedyotis santapaui Shetty & Vivek., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 11: 447. ff. 1-11. 1969 (1972).
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  Description: Shrubs robust, stem acutely angular to winged, glabrous. Leaves subsessile, 2-5.2 x 1-1.3 cm, lanceolate, glabrous, acute, contracted at base to short, flattened petiole; nerves ribbed below, glabrous; stipules 5-10 x 2-3 mm with pectinate bristles, pubescent to glabrous, glandular black at apex, usually winged at base. Flowers 7-8 mm long, sparsely pubescent outside. Hypanthium 0.8-1 mm long; calyx limb 0.5 mm long; lobes 4-2-3 mm long, lanceolate, glabrous. Capsule 2-3 x 2-3 mm, globose or subglobose, top raised within the calyx lobes.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Idukki, Kottayam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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