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  Pavetta hohenackeri
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Pavetta hohenackeri Bremek., Feddes Repert. 37: 98. 1934; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1879(1300). 1936; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 158. 1999; Rout & Deb, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 41: 112. 1999.
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  Description: Erect branched shrubs; stem slender, corky, terete, glabrous. Leaves opposite, 7.0-16.2 x 1.8-4.1 cm, narrowly obovate or oblanceolate, acuminate at apex, cuneate or attenuated at base, membranous, glabrous; bacterial leaf-galls few to many on secondary or more finer nerves, circular, more prominent on upper surface; domatia absent; lateral nerves 7-9 pair, slender, alternate, more prominent beneath; petioles 0.8-2.0 cm, slender, glabrous; stipules persistent, interpetiolar, 8-12 x 3-4 mm, narrowly triangular, acute at apex, subcoriaceous, scarious, glabrous, with colleters within; colleters many, sessile, feathery; trichomes absent. Inflorescence terminal, peduncled, trichotomously branched, loosely corymbose cymes, 5-7 cm across, glabrous; peduncles 4.5-6.0 cm, slender, glabrous; bracts 5-7 x 3-4 mm, membranous, glabrous. Flowers 15-36; pedicels 5-20 mm long, slender, glabrous; Hypanthium ca 1 x 1 mm, obovoid, glabrous; calyx tube 0.7-0.8 x 1.5 mm, broader above, glabrous; teeth 0.4-0.5 x 0.2-0.3 mm, narrowly triangular, acute at apex, glabrous. Corolla tube 14-18 mm long, 1.2-1.5 mm across, cylindrical, glabrous outside, pubescent within. Staminal filaments 1.0-1.5 mm, puberulous; anthers ca 7 mm. Ovary ca 0.8 x 0.8 mm; disc ca 0.6 x 0.8 mm; style 28-31 mm long, slender, glabrous below, puberulous above; stigma 1-2 mm, simple or slightly notched, puberulous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-April
  District(s): Palakkad
  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: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: -2200
  Localities: Sispara
   
 
   
 
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