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  Memecylon lushingtonii
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon lushingtonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919: 227. 1919 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 503(355). 1919; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 273. 2002.
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  Description: Large shrubs, branchlets slender. Leaves 2.5-5 x 1.5-2.5 cm, elliptic-obovate, obtuse to emarginate at tip, attenuate at base, nerves obscure, margins recurved, green on drying; petioles 0.3-0.4 cm long. Flowers in axillary and lateral, sessile to subsessile fascicles. Calyx tube 0.1 cm, cup-shaped above ovary, 0.05-0.1 cm long. Petals bluish. Ovary subglobose, 0.1-0.15 cm; style subulate. Berry small, globose, 0.2-0.3 cm diam., 1-seeded.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-July
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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:
  Altitude: -1400
  Localities: Valiyaparathode, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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