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  Memecylon randerianum
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon randerianum SM & MR Almeida, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 85: 521. 1989; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 370. 2009. Memecylon malabaricum (Clarke) Cogn. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 7: 1148. 1891; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 505(356). 1919; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 111. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 255. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 197. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 137. 1995; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 274. 2002; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 143. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 62. 2000; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 226. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 294. 2009. Memecylon amplexicaule Roxb. var. malabarica Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 559. 1879p.p.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kaikkathetti, Kashara, Kazhavu, Koovachekki
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  Description: Bushy shrubs. Leaves simple, opposite, 5-12 x 1.5-4 cm, ovate, apex gradually acute, cordate at base, sessile; nerves obscure. Flowers fascicled in very dense many-flowered cymes; peduncles 1-2 mm long; pedicels short, 1-2 mm long. Calyx tube 1-2 mm long, campanulate, truncate at apex. Petals 1-2 mm long, obovate, blue. Style subulate, c. 3 mm long. Berry 4-5 mm across, globose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Alappuzha, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, and also in sacred groves
  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:
  Altitude: 1200-1600
  Localities: Thekkady, Tiruvalla, Ambalapuzha, Thenmalai, Olichuchattam, Agasthymala peak, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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