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  Pavetta breviflora var. breviflora
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Pavetta breviflora DC., Prodr. 4: 491. 1830, var. breviflora; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 151. 1880, p.p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 633(447). 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 140. 1988; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 174. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 38. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 68. 1998; Rout & Deb, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 41: 75. 1999. Pavetta brevifolia DC. var. subcoriacea Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 634(447). 1921; Sebastine & Vivek., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 9: 174. 1967.
  Malayalam Name(s): Malampichi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs or small trees; stem stout, subquadrangular, glabrous; bark yellowish. Leaves simple, opposite, 5.5-13.0 x 1.6-5.5 cm, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, acute at apex and base, subcoriaceous, glabrous; domatia few to many on secondary or tertiary nerves; lateral nerves 9-12 pairs, alternate or subopposite, more prominent beneath; petioles 0.5-1.5 cm, stout, glabrous; stipules interpetiolar, 7-10 x 3-4 mm, narrowly triangular, subcoriaceous, scarious at margin. Inflorescence terminal, peduncled, trichotomously branched, corymbose cymes, 4-6 cm acroous. Flowers 40-50; bracts 8-11 x 5-6 mm, broadly triangular, membranous, glabrous pedicels 1.5-3.0 mm, glabrous. Hypanthium ca 1 x 1 mm, obovoid,; Calyx tube ca 1.0 x 1.8 mm, broader above, glabrous; teeth 0.4-0.5 x 0.2 mm, narrowly triangular or dentate, glabrous; Corolla tube ca 8 mm long, ca 1.5 mm across, cylindrical, glabrous; lobes ca 5.0 x 2.5 mm, oblong, mucronulate at apex, glabrous. Staminal filaments ca 0.8 mm, glabrous; anthers 4.5-5.0 mm, glabrous. Ovary ca 0.8 x 1.0 mm, disc ca 0.5 x 1.0 mm; style ca 14 mm long, stout, glabrous; stigma ca 3 mm, fusiform, glabrous. Drupe 6-7 mm across, globose or subglobose, glabrous, 1 seeded; seeds ca 4 mm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-December
  District(s): Idukki, Kollam, Palakkad, Kannur
  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): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1700-2300
  Localities: Aruvanpara, Devicolam, Hereford
   
 
   
 
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