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  Lasianthus capitulatus
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Lasianthus capitulatus Wight, Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 6: 511. 1846; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 191. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 648(457). 1921; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 223. 1988; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 143. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 426. 2009. Litosanthes capitulata (Wight) Deb & Gangop., Candollea 44: 213. 1989.
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  Description: Large shrubs; young branches softly pubescent. Leaves simple, opposite, 4-12 x 2.5-4 cm, oblance-olate, acute at both ends, glabrous above, sparsely pubescent beneath; petiole 3-5 mm long; stipules 2-7 mm broad, acuminate. Flowers white, in axillary, 2-4 mm long peduncled, pubescent cymes. Calyx 2-3 mm long; lobes 3, each 2-3 mm long, ovate, obtuse at apex, often recurved. Corolla-tube 5-6 mm long, glabrous; lobes 3, each up to 5 x 4 mm, ovate, obtuse at apex, hairy. Stamens 3, each 1-2 mm long, inserted on the throat of the corolla-tube; anthers up to 2 mm long. Ovary 4-locular with solitary ovule in each locule; style up to 5 mm long with 4 stigmatic lobes.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kannur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sispara, Brahmagiri
   
 
   
 
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