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  Hedyotis swertioides
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Hedyotis swertioides Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:51.1880; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 232. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 38. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 67. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 175. 1998; Dutta & Deb, Taxonomic Revision Hedyotis 59. 2004. Oldenlandia swertioides (Hook. f.) O. Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 292. 1891; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 598(422). 1921.
  Malayalam Name(s): Thavalakkalchedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Erect sparingly branched, subshrubs; stems 4-angled, glabrous. Leaves to 6.5 x 3 cm, ovate, lanceolate, acute at either ends, glabrous; nerves 4 pairs, oblique, strong below; subsessile; stipule 6 mm long, pectinate. Cymes terminal, corymbose, to 9 cm across. Flowers to 10 mm long, sessile; calyx 4 mm long, lobes acute, densely puberulus; corolla tube 8 mm long, densely villous within, puberulus outside, lobes 2.5 x 1 mm, oblong, obtuse, pink; anthers 2.2 mm long, erect; style 5 mm long. Capsule 6 x 3 mm, oblong, densely puberulus, ridged; seeds angled, light brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 1500-2000
  Localities: Kumarikulam, Munnar, Kanthaloor forests, Agastyarkudam
   
 
   
 
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