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  Ophiorrhiza grandiflora
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ophiorrhiza grandiflora Wight, Ic. t. 1069. 1846; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 80. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 608(429). 1921; Deb & Mondal, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 39: 51. 1997; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 68. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 183. 1998.
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  Description: Undershrubs; stems glabrous. Leaves to 13 x 4 cm, lanceolate, acuminate, membranous; nerves to 10 pairs, prominent below; petiole 1.5 cm long, slender; stipule 5 mm long, lanceolate, glabrous. Cymes 3-6 cm broad, terminal, peduncled, sparsely villous; bracteoles 25 mm long, linear, villous. Flowers white, to 4 cm long; calyx ovoid, hispid, lobes 3-4 mm long, ovate; corolla tube 27 mm long, villous within, lobes 12 x 9 mm, ovate, acute; anthers included, 3.5 mm long. Fruits not seen.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-December
  District(s): Idukki
  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: 1000-1750
  Localities: Vellimala
   
 
   
 
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