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  Lasianthus oblongifolius
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Lasianthus oblongifolius Bedd., Ic. t. 11. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 183. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 646(456). 1921; Deb & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 15: 293. 1991; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 236. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 157. 1997; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 294. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 330. 2002.
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  Description: Erect shrubs, branches glabrous. Leaves oblong, caudate-acuminate, base obtuse, slightly unequal sided, glabrous except the hairy veins beneath, transverse nervules very prominent, to 15 x 4 cm. Bracts small, villous. Calyx lanceolate, strigose. Berry tomentose, globose 1.3 cm across, surface pitted when dry.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
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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: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: 500-1000
  Localities: Kallar, Boneccord, Attayar, Karamanayar region
   
 
   
 
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