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  Hedyotis purpurascens
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Hedyotis purpurascens Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 50. 1880; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 230. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 152. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 318. 2002; Dutta & Deb, Taxonomic Revision Hedyotis 77. 2004. Hedyotis purpurea Bedd., Ic. t. 5. 1868-1874. Oldenlandia purpurascens (Hook. f.) O. Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 292. 1891; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 597(421). 1921. Hedyotis purpurascens Hook.f. var. pallida (Gamble) M. Mohanan, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 6: 480. 1985; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 230. 1994. Oldenlandia purpurascens (Hook.f.) O. Ktze. var. pallida Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 597(421). 1921.
  Malayalam Name(s): Koonthamaniyan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Erect shrubs, branches with prominent leaf scars. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, base acute, glabrous, to 6 x 1.5 cm; stipules pectinate. Flowers purple. Calyx lobes oblong. Corolla 5 mm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1500
  Localities: Alvarakurichi, Ponmudi, Athirumala, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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