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  Memecylon rivulare
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon rivulare K.Bremer, Opera Bot. 50: 18. 1979.
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  Description: A rather small shrub, up to 2 m high. Branchlets subterete. Leaves narrowly elliptic, 4.5-8.5 x 0.7-1.5 cm, very cuneate at the base and narrowed into a short but distinct petiole, caudate and obtuse to rounded at the very apex, mid-ribbed and narrowly sulcate above, coriaceous, shining above; foliar sclereids narrowly filiform. Inflorescences umbel-shaped, 8-20 mm diam., sessile or with up to 5 mm long primary axes in the leaf axils or occasionally a few inflorescences at the nodes on the branches just below the leaves. Pedicels 2-3 times the calyx length. Buds obtuse to rounded and often somewhat apiculate at the apex, with exposed petals. Calyx 2.3-3.1 mm wide, blue, smooth inside, shallowly 4-lobed. Petals widely elliptic-obovate, blue, occasionally pink, often with whitish tips. Filaments and style blue, occasionally pink. Anthers 0.9-1.4 mm long; connective blue, occasionally pink, with a gland. Fruit globose, blue to black, c. 6 mm diam. Embryo with fleshy cotyledons and a short hypocotyl.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Kasaragode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Sacred groves
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  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
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