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  Memecylon gracile
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon gracile Bedd., Ic. t. 164. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:563.1879p.p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 504(356). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 185. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 196. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 129. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 273. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 369. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Elimaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Slender erect shrubs, bushy-branched. Leaves opposite, 2-5 x 0.8-2 cm, ovate-oblong, caudate acuminate at apex, round to slightly attenuate at base; petioles 0.1-0.2 cm long. Flowers axillary in 3-flowered cymes; peduncles slender, 0.6-1.5 cm long. Pedicels 0.2 cm long. Flowers 0.2 cm across. Calyx campanulate, 0.1 cm long, truncate to slightly 4 toothed. Petals white, 0.1 cm, ovate. Ovules many; style filiform; stigma pointed. Berry solitary, globose, 0.5-0.7 cm diameter; seed 1.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen 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: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 700-1200
  Localities: Kallar, Moozhiar, Suryakanthi, Boneccord, Attayar, Bonaccord, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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