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  Osbeckia leschenaultiana
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Osbeckia leschenaultiana DC., Prodr. 3: 142. 1828; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:520.1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 493(348). 1919; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 59. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 272. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 145. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 131. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 129. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 279. 2002. Osbeckia gardneriana Wight, Ic. t. 997. 1843-45.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nailangi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs; branchlets terete, corrugate, young parts with rufous hairs, internodes short. Leaves to 2.5 x 1.5 cm, elliptic-ovate, acute at apex, base rounded, densely pubescent, 3-5 nerved; petiole to 3 mm. Flowers terminal, solitary or capitate, pink; calyx cup with compound rufuous hairs, stalked hairs; petals to 2.5 cm, obovate; stamens 10, filaments 6 mm, anthers 6 mm, twisted.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1200
  Localities: Olikkudy, Sunderamala, Karimala, Karuvarakundu, Chemungi, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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