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  Medinilla malabarica
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Medinilla malabarica Bedd., Ic. t. 157. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 548. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 496(351). 1919; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 109. 1988; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 59. 1998; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 64. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 141. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 130. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 60. 2000; Sasidh. & Sujanapal, Rheedea 15: 107. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 367. 2009.
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  Description: Epiphytic shrubs; branchlets thick, rough. Leaves to 7 x 4 cm, ovate, acute, 5-nerved from base, glabrous, thick; ribs reddish brown; petiole to 7 mm long, thick. Cymes axillary, 1-3-flowered. Flowers light pink; pedicels stout, glabrous; calyx tube 7 mm long, glabrous, truncate above; petals 12 x 8 mm, ovate, obtuse.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 600-700
  Localities: Olikkudy, Vellimala, Moozhiar, Eravikulam, Walakkad, Pooyamkutty, Vavalamala, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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