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  Lasianthus acuminatus
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Lasianthus acuminatus Wight, Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 6: 511. 1846; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 185. 1880, p.p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 647(456). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 213. 1984; Deb & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 15: 274. 1991; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 38. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 67. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 178. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 153. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 426. 2009. Lasianthus coffeoides Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914: 185. 1914 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 647(456). 1921.
  Malayalam Name(s): Peenari, Moottumaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large shrubs. Leaves to 9 x 4 cm, elliptic, oblong, apiculate, glabrous; nerves 4 pairs, prominent; nervules closely parallel; petiole 5-7 mm long; stipule triangular, acute, glabrous. Flowers 1-3 together, sessile; calyx lobes acute, triangular, villous; corolla 8 mm long, tube slender, lobes ovate, obtuse, densely villous. Drupe 5 x 5 mm, globose, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 900-1825
  Localities: Mlappara, Uppermanalar, Vellimala, Pooppara, Vattavada, Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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