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  Hedyotis travancorica
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Hedyotis travancorica Bedd., Ic. t. 7. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 55. 1880; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 232. 1994; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 236. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 319. 2002; Dutta & Deb, Taxonomic Revision Hedyotis 56. 2004. Oldenlandia travancorica (Bedd.) O.Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 292. 1891; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 600(423). 1921.
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  Description: Herbs or undershrubs, to 1 m high; stem 4-angled. Leaves opposite, 1.5-3 x 0.6-1.5 cm, acute to slightly acuminate at apex, attenuate at base, whitish below on drying; stipules broadly ovate, 0.4-0.5 x 0.3-0.35 cm, pectinate on margins, densely cottony-hairy without. Flowers in axillary cymes; pedicels 0.3-0.4 cm long. Calyx tube 0.1-0.15 cm; lobes 0.1 cm, ovate acuminate. Corolla white; tube 0.1-0.15 cm long, widened at mouth, hairy within tube; lobes 0.3-0.35 cm, ovate lanceolate, hairy within. Capsule 0.2-0.25 cm, ovoid, septicidal; seeds many, minute.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  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: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: 1000-1800
  Localities: Boneccord, Agasthymala peak, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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