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  Medinilla beddomei
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Medinilla beddomei Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 548. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 496(351). 1919; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 108. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 185. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 202. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 32. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 186. 1996; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 63. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 141. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 125. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 268. 2002; Sasidh. & Sujanapal, Rheedea 15: 105. 2005; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 221. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 366. 2009. Medinilla radicans sensu Bedd., Ic. t. 184. 1868-1874, non Blume 1831.
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  Description: Epiphytic shrubs; branches terete, pendulous. Leaves simple, opposite, 2.5 cm across, obtuse at base and apex, very succulent, ribs indistinct; petiole 5 mm long. Cymes axillary, 1-3 flowered; pedicels 2 cm long, glabrous. Flowers white. Calyx tube 7 mm long, wavy along the rim. Petals white, 1.5 x 1.2 cm, obovate, spreading. Stamens 10, anthers 8 mm long, acuminate, spur at the base of the anther, 1.5 mm long, curved up.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Wayanad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  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:
  Altitude: 800-1600
  Localities: Sholayar, Vazhachal, Vallakkadavu, Moozhiar, Puliyala, Orukomban, Silent Valley R. F., Aruvanpara, Kakki hills, on way to Periya, Valiyaparathode, Pooyamkutty, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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