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  Hedyotis eualata var. agastyamalayana
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Hedyotis eualata (Gamble) Henry & Subram. var. agastyamalayana Henry & Subram., Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Pl. Sci.) 76B: 28. 1972; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 220. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 316. 2002; Dutta & Deb, Taxonomic Revision Hedyotis 68. 2004.
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  Description: Subshrubs, stem angled. Leaves opposite, 8-20 x 3-6 cm, elliptic lanceolate, acuminate at apex, broadly attenuate at base; stipules sheathing, with 3-5 bristles. Flowers small. Bracts leafy, 0.5-1.5 x 0.3-1.2 cm, ovate; bracteoles 0.3-0.5 cm long, linear lanceolate. Calyx tube 0.1-0.15 cm long; lobes 0.3-0.4 cm long, lanceolate. Corolla white; tube 0.3-0.4 cm long. Capsules globose, 0.2-0.25 cm diam., septicidal, greenish on drying; seeds minute.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March, October
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Margins of shola forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 1000-1600
  Localities: Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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