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  Hedyotis bourdillonii
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Hedyotis bourdillonii (Gamble) Rao & Hemadri, Indian For. 99: 378. 1973; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 174. 1998; Dutta & Deb, Taxonomic Revision Hedyotis 89. 2004. Oldenlandia bourdillonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919: 404. 1919 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 598(422). 1921. Hedyotis silent-valleyensis Vajr., Rathakr. & Bhargavan, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 80: 402. 1983 (1984); Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 232. 1990.
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  Description: Stout shrubs; stem pubescent, 4-angled. Leaves to 4.5 x 2 cm, ovate, acute, membraneous, acute at base, pubescent below, scabrous above; nerves 3 pairs, near the base petiole 5 mm long; stipule ovate, teeth many, hispid. Panicles terminal 7 cm across, densely hirtus. Flowers shortly pedicelled or sessile, 9 mm long; calyx 3 mm long, lobes 1 x 1 mm, ovate, obtuse with a black gland at tip corolla tube 3 mm long, sparsely villous, within, lobes oblong, 3 mm long, pink; anthers 2 mm long, sessile attached at the middle of the corolla tube; style 6.5 mm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Margins of grasslands and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kalvarimala, Vellimala, Damsite, Kunthipuzha-Poochipara
   
 
   
 
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