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  Memecylon subcordatum
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon subcordatum Cogn. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 7:1164.1891; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 505(357). 1919; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 186. 1984; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 143. 1998. Memecylon amplexicaule var. cordata Wight ex Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 559. 1879.
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  Description: Shrubs; branchlets slender. Leaves 4.5 x 2.5 cm, ovate, obtusely acuminate, sessile or shortly petiolate, greenish when dry; nerves 9 pairs. Cymes 1 cm across, many-flowered; peduncle short or absent; pedicel 2.5 mm long, slender; bracts fulvous-tomentose. Flowers 2.5 mm across; calyx shortly 4-toothed, puberulus outside; petals 1.5 x 1.5 mm, ovate, acute, blue; filaments 2.5 mm long, anthers curved; style 3.5 mm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki
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  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
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  Localities: Thekkady, Poonkavanam
   
 
   
 
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