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  Microtropis densiflora
 
  Family: CELASTRACEAE
  Citation:  Microtropis densiflora Wight, Ic. t. 1052. 1846; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 614. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 207(149). 1918.
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  Description: Straggling shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite, to 7.5 x 2.5 cm. entire, more or less elliptic, obtuse. Flowers in axillary or extra-axillary peduncled cymes; peduncles very short, stout. Sepals 5, imbricate, often unequal. Petals 5, roundish-elliptic, more or less connate at the base with the back of the disk. Stamens 5, inserted on the disk. Ovary free, ovoid or conical, imperfectly 2-3 celled; style short; stigma minutely 2-4 lobed; ovules 2 in each cell, collateral. Capsule narrowly oblong, 1-celled, 2-valved, acute at both ends; seed erect, stipitate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-April
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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