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  Mycetia acuminata
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Mycetia acuminata (Wight) O. Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 289. 1891; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 612(431). 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 137. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 238. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 182. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 25, 33; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 299. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 160. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 339. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 181. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 155. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 336. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 258. 2005. Lawia acuminata Wight, Ic. t. 1070. 1846. Adenosacme lawii Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 96. 1880.
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  Description: Erect fleshy herbs. Leaves simple, opposite, 27 x 10 cm, elliptic-oblong, acuminate at apex; nerves to 20 pairs, prominent, parallel; petiole 5-8 cm long, stipule 12 mm long, ovate, acute, membraneous. Cymes 5-7 cm across, axillary, peduncled. Flowers 6 mm long, pedicelled. Calyx 6 mm long, lobes 5, acuminate. Corolla blue, spreading, tube short, lobes 5, ovate, spreading. Stamens adnate to the corolla tube, anthers linear. Ovules many on peltate placentas; style short; stigmas linear. Berry, 8 mm across, white, fleshy; seeds many, angular.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 1000-1400
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Rosemala, Arjunankotta, Meekara, Silent Valley R. F., Campshed area, Moozhiar, Arampa, Thalichola, Teppakulam, Agasthyamala, Athirumala, Koviltherimala
   
 
   
 
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