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  Memecylon subramanii
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon subramanii Henry, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 77: 492. 1980; Mohanan et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 25: 337. 2001. Memecylon hookeri sensu Henry & Subram., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 13: 165. 1971, non Thw. 1859.
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  Description: Erect shrubs to small trees, 2-4 m tall, sparingly branched; bark grey, flaking off into small pieces; branchlets stout, stongly 4-angled with narrow wings on the angles. Leaves opposite, 20-40 x 6.5-14 cm, sessile or subsessile, lanceate, coriaceous, glabrous, acuminate at apex, cordate at base, penninerved, veins prominent beneath, lateral veins numerous, joining an intramarginal vein. Flowers 6-7 mm across, bluish-violet, clustered in axillary or from leaf scars on old wood, branched cymes; peduncles 6-10 cm long, 4-angled with narrow wings on angles; pedicels 6-9 mm long, slender. Berries 9-10 mm across, globose, crowned by calyx-limb, blackish-purple when ripe.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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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, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: -950
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