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  Mussaenda tomentosa
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Mussaenda tomentosa Wight ex Wall. in G. Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 491. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 88. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 610(430). 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 136. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 238. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 180. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 153. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pattam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Scandent shrubs; stem fulvous hairy. Leaves to 11 x 5 cm, ovate, acuminate, densely villous; nerves 7-9 pairs; petiole 1 cm long, hispid; stipules 8 mm long divided to the base. Cymes peduncled, congested. Flowers 3-9-together; calyx tube 6 mm long, obconical, lobes 10 mm long, linear; corolla tube 2.5 cm long, densely hairy outside, mouth with dense tuft of yellow hairs.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  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
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Olikkudy, Kumarikulam, Damsite, Walakkad
   
 
   
 
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