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  Ophiorrhiza barberi
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ophiorrhiza barberi Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919: 406. 1919 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 607(428). 1921; Deb & Mondal, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 39: 26. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 341. 2002.
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  Description: Undershrubs. Leaves simple, opposite, 4-10 x 2-3.5 cm, lanceolate to ovate lanceolate, acuminate at apex, round to broadly attenuate at base; petiole 5mm long. Cymes terminal, and axillary to upper leaves. Calyx tube 0.1-0.15 cm long; lobes c. 0.1 cm long. Corolla white; tube 0.4-0.5 cm long; lobes 5, 0.1-0.15 cm long, glabrous or sparsely hairy without. Ovary 0.05-0.1 cm long, crowned by disc. Capsule 0.2-0.25 x 0.35-0.4 cm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-September
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur
  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: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 1025-1350
  Localities: Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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