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  Memecylon rostratum
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon rostratum Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 111. 1859; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 562. 1879; Murugan & Gopalan, Indian J. Forestry 29: 106. 2006. Memecylon elegantulum Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 112. 1859; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 555. 1879.
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  Description: Shrubs or small trees; branchlets subquadrangular. Leaves decussate, 5-8 x 3-4 cm, elliptic-ovate, thin coriaceous, glabrous, cuneate at base, caudate-acuminate at apex, margin not revolute; nerves and intramarginal nerves indistinct; petioles 3-5 mm long, canaliculate above, hemispherical below. Inflorescence axillary/lateral, branched umbellate cymes, up to 1 cm long; peduncles terete, ca 0.5 mm long. Flowers ca 5 mm across, 4-merous; pedicels 1-2 mm long; bracts minute, caducous. Calyx tube cupular, ca 2 mm long; lobes indistinct. Petals 4, blue-purple, ovate-orbicular, ca 1.5 x 1 mm, minutely clawed at base, margin revolute, acute at apex. Disc ray obscure. Stamens 8, incurved in bud; filaments ca 3 mm long; anther lobes oblong, ca 1 mm long, sparsely papillose, unilocular; ovules 6-8, central placentae; style filiform, 4-5 mm long; stigma simple. Berry globose, crowned with calyx lobes; seed 1, pisciform.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-800
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