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  Ophiorrhiza eriantha
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ophiorrhiza eriantha Wight, Ic. t. 1067. 1846; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 81. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 608(429). 1921; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 240. 1994; Deb & Mondal, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 39: 42. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 163. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 154. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 341. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 261. 2005.
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  Description: Erect subshrubs; branchlets tomentose. Leaves to 12 x 5 cm, elliptic, apex acute to acuminate, base cuneate, glaucous beneath; petiole to 3 cm, sparsely pubescent, stipules 0.8 cm, ovate, acuminate. Cymes axillary and terminal; flowers white; calyx 2 mm, truncate, lobes 3 mm, subulate; corolla tube 2 cm, funnel shaped, villous outside; disc of 2 large lobes, 1 x 1.5 mm broad; ovary 2 mm, style 1.5 cm, stigmas 2, linear. Capsule ciliate, with persistent disc lobes.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen 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: 750-1500
  Localities: Rosemala, Karivepinshola, Olikkudy, Kakki hills, Bonaccord, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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