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  Pavetta nemoralis
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Pavetta nemoralis Bremek., Feddes Repert. 37: 94. 1934; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1878(1300). 1936; Rout & Deb, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 41: 152. 1999.
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  Description: Undershrubs ca 0.6 m high, erect, branched; stem stout, terete, glabrous, internodes very short. Leaves opposite, petiolate or subsessile, congested on stem, 4.5-16.0 x 1.6-6.5 cm, narrowly obovate, acuminate at apex, acute at base, coriaceous, glabrous: bacterial leaf-galls few on secondary or tertiary nerves, circular, 0.3-0.5 mm across, more prominent on lower surface; domatia absent; lateral nerves 7-9 pair, alternate or subopposite, more prominent beneath; petioles 0.2-0.5 cm , glabrous; stipules persistent, interpetiolar, ca 3 x 3 mm, triangular, shortly cuspidate, coriaceous, glabrous outside, with colleters inside; colleters few at the base of stipules inside, sessile, feathery; trichomes absent. Inflorescence terminal, sessile, trichotomously branched, compact corymbose cymes on slender axillary branches ca 6 cm across, puberulous; bracts ca 3 x 4 mm, cuspidate, membranous, glabrous. Flowers 90-100; pedicels 0.5-2.0 mm, stout, puberulous. Hypanthium ca 1.0 x 0.6 mm, obovoid, puberulous; calyx tube ca 1.0 x 1.5 mm, broader above, puberulous outside, glabrous within; teeth 1.0-1.2 x 1.0-1.2 mm, broadly triangular, acute at apex, puberulous outside, glabrous within. Corolla tube ca 15 mm long, 1.0-1.5 mm across, cylindrical, glabrous outside, pubescent within; lobes ca 9.5 x 3.0 mm, oblong at apex,, glabrous. Staminal filaments ca 1 mm, slender, glabrous; anthers ca 6 mm. Ovary ca 0.7 x 0.5 mm; disc ca 0.5 x 0.5 mm; style ca 30 mm, slender, glabrous; stigma ca 1.5 mm, simple, clavate, puberulous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-
  District(s): Ernakulam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status: Extinct (EX)
  Altitude: -900
  Localities: Cochin
   
 
   
 
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