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  Hedyotis beddomei
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Hedyotis beddomei Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:52.1880; Dutta & Deb, Taxonomic Revision Hedyotis 63. 2004. Oldenlandia beddomei (Hook. f.) O.Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 292. 1891; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 598(422). 1921. Hedyotis capitata Bedd., Ic. t. 191. 1868-1874, non Lam. 1789.
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  Description: Shrubs 15-20 cm long, branching dichotomously; stem angular above, terete below, whitish on drying, glabrous or strigose above. Leaves sessile or subsessile, 0.7-4 x 0.6-2 cm, elliptic-ovate or elliptic-oblong, acute at apex, contracted to a short petiole at base, recurved at margin, coriaceous, scabrid; lateral nerves 6-9, chanelled above, raised beneath; petiole 0.5-1 mm long, flattened; stipules connate, 2-3 x 4-5 mm, triangular, sharply toothed, villous in the centre. Inflorescence terminal and from upper axils, capitate cymes with 2-6 involucral leaves, 0.8-1.5 x 1-1.5 cm, orbicular, ciliate at margin; peduncle 2-3 cm long, strigose. Flowers sessile, 7-8 mm long; bracts 1-1.5 x 1-1.5 mm, pectinate. Hypanthium ovoid, 1-2 mm long; calyx limb 0.7-1 mm long; lobes 4, ovate, acute hispid, 0.8-1 mm long. Corolla cylindrical, 4-5 mm long, strigose outside; tube 2-2.5 mm long, throat woolly inside; lobes 4, 2-2.5 mm long, oblong, acute, apex incurved. Stamens 4, inserted or exserted; filaments 0.3-0.5 mm long, adnate at throat of the corolla tube; anthers linear-oblong, 1-2 mm long. Ovary 1-2 mm long, ovules few; style 1-2 mm long, with spreading hairs; stigma bilobed, pilose. Capsule 4-5 x 1-2 mm, oblong or ellipsoid, hispid, dehiscing septicidally. Seeds 16-20, planoconvex or angular, 0.7-1 x 0.5-1 mm, narrowly winged, exotesta reticulate, brownish.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
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