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  Lasianthus rostratus
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Lasianthus rostratus Wight, Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 6: 510. 1846; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 647(456). 1921; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 226. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 153. 2002. Lasianthus ciliatus Wight var. rostratus (Wight) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 185. 1880.
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  Description: Shrubs, branchlets densely brown hirsute. Leaves 8-12 x 3-4.5 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, apex caudate-acuminate, base obtuse, glabrous above, tomentose beneath, lateral nerves 7 or 8 pairs, intercostae scalariform; petiole to 1 cm. Flowers sessile, in axillary fascicles; calyx lobes 4, triangular, acute, villous; corolla white, 4 mm long, lobes 4, tomentose outside; ovary 3-celled, style glabrous. Drupe globose, 0.6 cm across.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Thrissur, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  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: Vulnerable (VU)
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  Localities: Sholayar, Karappara, Orukomban, Pothumala, Nelliyampathy
   
 
   
 
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