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  Pavetta hispidula
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Pavetta hispidula Wight & Arn., Prodr. 431. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 151. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 633(447). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 217. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 202. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 230. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 241. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 173. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 233. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 344. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 184. 1998; Rout & Deb, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 41: 100. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 158. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 347. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 440. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vellapavetta
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Small shrubs; stems hispid. Leaves to 15 x 4.5 cm, oblanceolate, acuminate, narrowed to the base, glabrous above, hispid below; nerves 6-8 pairs, looping below the margins; petiole 2 cm long; stipules ovate, mucronate. Cymes 5-8 cm broad, lax, hispidulous. Flowers white, pedicels 8 mm long; calyx 3 mm long, teeth short, recurved, hispid; corolla tube 15 mm long, thinly hispid, lobes 8 x 3 mm, oblong, glabrous; style 37 mm long. Fruits not seen.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats and Sri Lanka
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Uppermanalar, Kottamala, Pezha, Kariamchola, Pathenthode, Kannoth R.F., Konnakadu, Maloth, Punnapuzha, Karuvarakundu, Thenmalai, Ariankavu, Bonaccord, Agasthymala peak, Pongalapara, Agasthyamala
   
 
   
 
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