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  Lasianthus dichotomous
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Lasianthus dichotomous Wight, Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 6: 508. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 191. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 648(457). 1921; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 178. 1998. Litosanthes dichotoma (Wight) Deb & Gangop., Candollea 44: 215. 1989.
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  Description: Large shrubs. Leaves to 12.5 x 5.5 cm, ovate, oblong, abruptly acuminate; nerves 6-8 pairs, prominent, nervules parallel, forked; petiole 1 cm long; stipule 6 mm long, villous. Cymes 2-3 cm across, dichotomous; peduncle 2 cm long. Flowers 8-10 mm long, sessile; calyx 4 mm long, lobes 4, lanceolate; corolla tube campanulate, villous; ovary 4-celled; style 4 mm long. Berry 6 x 6 mm, obovoid, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-May
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Evergreen 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: Sunderamala, Lakshmipara, Vellimala
   
 
   
 
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