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  Memecylon sylvaticum
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Memecylon sylvaticum Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 110. 1864; Santhosh Kumar et al., JETB 28: 513. 2004. Memecylon laevigatum Blume var. sylvaticum (Thw.) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 561. 1879.
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  Description: A shrub or small tree. Branchlets subterete. Leaves elliptic or elliptic-ovate, 5-10 x 2-5 cm, cuneate at the base and narrowed into an up to 5 mm long petiole, acuminate to shortly caudate and obtuse to rounded at the very apex, with indistinct intramarginal and lateral veins, coriaceous, more or less shining above; foliar sclereids narrowly filiform. Inflorescences condensed or thyrsoid to umbel-shaped, 5-12 mm diam., sessile or with upto 4 mm long primary axes in the leaf axils and at the nodes on the branches below the leaves. Pedicels 0 or shorter than the calyx. Buds obtuse to rounded, with exposed petals. Calyx 3-4.5 mm wide, often papillose, deeply furrowed with radiating wings inside, shallowly 4-lobed; calyx lobes with a thin, scarious margin. Anthers 1.6-2 mm long; connective with a gland. Fruit globose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Sacred grove
  Distribution: South 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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