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  Mussaenda treutleri
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Mussaenda treutleri Stapf, Bot. Mag. 135. Pl. 8254. 1909; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 338. 1997. Mussaenda frondosa var. grandifolia Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 90. 1880. Mussaenda macrophylla sensu Kurz, For. Fl. Burma 2: 57. 1877, non Wall. 1824.
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  Description: Scandent shrubs; branches lenticellate. Leaves opposite, to 18 x 8 cm, broadly elliptic-acuminate, hispid on the veins on both surfaces; stipule ovate-lanceolate, to 8 mm long, lobed halfway down, hairy without. Fowers in terminal dichotomous cymes; bracts and bracteoles lanceolate, subulate. Calyx lobes to 1 cm long, linear-lanceolate, tomentose without, deciduous. Corolla tube to 3 cm long, tomentose, lobes ovate-acuminate. Fruits subglobose, glabrescent, to 1 cm across; seeds foveolate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-September
  District(s): Malappuram
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Nepal
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Karuvarakundu, Manimooli, Nadugani ghats
   
 
   
 
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