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  Lasianthus venulosus
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Lasianthus venulosus (Wight & Arn.) Wight, Ic. t. 1032. 1845; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 190. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 648(457). 1921; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 143. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 78. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 330. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 427. 2009. Santia venulosa Wight & Arn., Prodr. 422. 1834. Litosanthes venulosa (Wight & Arn.) Deb & Gangop., Candollea 44: 220. 1989.
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  Description: Shrubs. Young stem sparsely hirsute. Leaves 6-12 x 2.5-4 cm, elliptic ovate to oblong, acute, acuminate or even apiculate at apex, round to broadly attenuate at base, hirsute on nerves below. Stipules triangular ovate, hirsute. Flowers in short peduncled axillary cymes. Peduncles 0.5-0.8 cm, hirsute. Bracteoles subulate, 0.25 cm long. Calyx tube 0.1-0.15 cm long; lobes 0.2-0.25 cm, hirsute. Corolla white; tube 0.15-0.2 cm long. Ovary 2-celled. Drupe globose, 0.5-0.6 cm diam., purple on ripening.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 900-1200
  Localities: Sispara, Vellarimala, Agasthyamala
   
 
   
 
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