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  Memecylon flavescens
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon flavescens Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919: 226. 1919 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 503(355). 1919; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 109. 1988; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 128. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 270. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 142. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 61. 2000; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 368. 2009.
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  Description: Densely branched shrubs; branchlets terete. Leaves to 4 x 2 cm, obovate, obtuse, attenuate to the base, yellow when dry, nerves 4 or 5 pairs, indistinct; petiole 5 mm long. Cymes 1 cm across. Flowers sessile, 2.5 mm across; calyx teeth short, triangular; petals 1.5 x 1 mm, ovate, acute, pink; filaments 3 mm long. Berry 8 mm across, globose, yellow.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kollam, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Alvarakurichi, Uppermanalar, South Walakkad, Kunda hills, Vellarimala
   
 
   
 
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