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  Ophiorrhiza roxburghiana
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Ophiorrhiza roxburghiana Wight, Ic. t. 1068. 1846; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:81.1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 608(429). 1921; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 164. 1997; Deb & Mondal, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 39:105.1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 344. 2002.
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  Description: Erect subshrubs, stem puberulous. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous except the nerves below and petioles when young, to 15 x 5 cm. Flowers in terminal hirsute cymes; peduncle about 3 cm long. Bracteoles linear, sparsely pubescent. Corolla shortly hirsute, yellowish-white.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-January
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur
  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: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 700-2000
  Localities: Umiyar, Attayar to Athirumala, Athirumala, Pongalapara, Agasthyamala
   
 
   
 
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