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  Osbeckia aspera var. wightiana
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Osbeckia aspera (L.) Blume var. wightiana (Benth. ex Wight & Arn.) Trimen, Fl. Ceylon 2: 196. 1894; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 187. 1984; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 203. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 198. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 37. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 59. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 144. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 131. 1999. Osbeckia wightiana Benth. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 1: 323. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 519. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 493(348). 1919; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 280. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 223. 2005.
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  Description: Shrubs; stem 4-gonous, scabrous. Leaves 9-10 x 3-4 cm, ovate, rounded at base, acute at apex, 5-ribbed, densely hairy; hairs half adnated above and below; petiole 1 cm long. Flowers 3-5-together in terminal sessile clusters; bracts densely rufous hairy; calyx tube 8 mm long, densely tufted hairy, hairs rufous brown; lobes 3 x 2 mm, bristled at tip; anthers 9 mm long, acuminate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and moist deciduous forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Purple, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1400
  Localities: Ichampetty, Vavalala, Thannikkudy, Silent Valley R. F., Ponmudi, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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