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  Memecylon depressum
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon depressum Benth. ex Triana, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 25: 158. 1865-1866; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 505(357). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 185. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 162. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 186. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 164. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 202. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 140. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 24. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 187. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 128. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 142. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 272. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 368. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kaikkathetti
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  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs; branchlets tetragonous towards the upper part of each internode, terete below. Leaves to 13 x 5.5 cm, ovate-oblong, acute at apex, subsessile, brown when dried, nerves about 12 pairs, subdistinct. Cymes 2.5 cm across, densely branched. Flowers 4 mm across, many-together; calyx teeth acute; petals 2.2 x 1.5 cm, ovate, acute, bluish white, filaments 1.5 mm long, anthers 1.5 mm long, curved; style 3 mm long. Berry 7 mm across.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-1000
  Localities: Vellanimala, Alvarakurichi, Kokkara, Puthussery, Thekkady, Kottamala, Pappinisseri, on way to Periya, Taliparamba, Kudam-Siruvani forests, Thenmalai, Bonaccord, Koviltherimala, Attayar, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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