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  Pavetta brevifolia var. pubescens
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Pavetta brevifolia DC. var. pubescens Bremek. in Fedde Repert. 37: 98. 1934; Rout & Deb, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 41: 80. 1999.
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  Description: Shrubs erect, branched; stem stout, 4-angled, corky in age, glabrous, pubescent when young. Leaves opposite, 4.7-16.9 x 6.0 cm, elliptic or elliptic-ovate, rarely oblanceolate, acuminate at apex, acute at base, membranous, glabrous or glabrate above, densely pubescent beneath; bacterial leaf-galls few to many on secondary or tertiary nerves, circular, more prominent on lower surface; domatia tuft type, rarely present on secondary nerve axils; lateral nerves 7-13 pair, alternate or subopposite, more prominent beneath; petioles 0.3-1.5 cm, glabrous above, pubescent beneath; stipules persistent, interpetiolar, 8-12 x 2.5-6.0 mm, narrowly triangular, scarious at margin, pubescent outside, with colleters and trichomes within; colleters many on the adaxial surface of stipules; trichomes intermingled with colleters plenty. Inflorescence terminal, shortly peduncled, trichotomously branched, corymbose cymes, 4.0-5.0 cm across, densely pubescent; bracts ca 6 x 6 mm, broadly triangular, membranous, pubescent. Flowers 80-100; pedicels up to 2 mm, pubescent. Hypanthium ca 1.5 x 1.5 mm, obovoid, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; calyx tube ca 0.5 x 1.5 mm, broader above, pubescent outside, glabrous within; teeth 0.8-1.0 x 0.3 mm, subulate, pubescent outside, glabrous within. Corolla tube ca 6 mm long, 1.5 mm across, cylindrical, glabrous; lobes ca 5.0 x 1.5 mm, oblong, acute at apex, glabrous. Filaments ca 1 mm long, glabrous; anthers ca 4 mm. Ovary ca 0.8 x 0.8 mm; disc ca 0.5 x 0.8 mm; style ca 13 mm, stout, glabrous; stigma ca 2 mm, fusiform, glabrous. Drupes 6-7 mm across, black, shining, sparsely pubescent, with persistent calyx teeth; seed 1, ca 4 mm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-December
  District(s): Idukki, Kottayam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1500-1800
  Localities: Meekara
   
 
   
 
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