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  Ophiorrhiza hirsutula
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ophiorrhiza hirsutula Wight ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 81. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 608(429). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 216. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 139. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 229. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 240. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 164. 1995; Deb & Mondal, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 39: 57. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 343. 1997; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 81. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 342. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 437. 2009.
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  Description: Undershrubs; stem, peduncles, calyx and capsules rusty pubescent. Leaves simple, opposite, 3-8 x 1.5-3 cm, ovate-lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate at apex, round to broadly attenuate at base; petioles 0.8-2.5 cm long; stipules broadly ovate, caudately acuminate at apex, pubescent. Cymes terminal, 1.5-2.5 cm diam; bracteoles 4-5 mm long, filiform. Calyx tube ca 1 mm long; lobes minute. Corolla white; tube 4-5 mm long. Ovary ca 1 mm long. Capsule 15-.20 mm long, 3-4mm wide.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-November
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Kollam, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Myanmar
  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:
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  Altitude: 250-2100
  Localities: Nelluyampathy forests, Mananthavady, Pathenthode, Campshed area, Punnamala, Aruvanpara, Ambayathode, Chandanathode, Karuvarakundu, Thenmalai, Olichuchattam, Pongalapara, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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