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  Pavetta wightii
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Pavetta wightii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 152. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 634(447). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 218. 1984; Rout & Deb, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 41: 167. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 349. 2002; Mohanan & Shaju, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 28: 80. 2004.
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  Description: Shrubs c. 3 m tall, erect, branched; stem stout, terete, glabrous. Leaves opposite, 8-16 x 1.8-5.5 cm, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic-oblong, acute at both ends, coriaceous, glabrous above, puberulous beneath with pubescent nerves; bacterial glands many on tertiary or more finer nerves, rarely on midrib or secondary nerves, normally circular, rarely elliptic, oblong, linear or stellate, more prominent on lower surface; domatia tuft type, present on secondary nerves axils; midrib canaliculate above; lateral nerves 11-13 pair, alternate or subopposite, more prominent beneath; petioles 0.7-2.0 cm, stout, glabrous; stipules persistent, interpetiolar, 6-8 x 5-6 mm, broadly triangular, cuspidate, coriaceous, scarious at margin, glabrous outside. Inflorescence terminal, subsessile, trichotomously branched corymbose cymes, 7-10 cm across, puberulous; peduncles 0.2-0.3 cm, puberulous; bracts ca 5 x 7 mm, broadly triangular, membranous, glabrous. Flowers 50-80; pedicels 2-6 mm, puberulous. Hypanthium ca 1.0 x 1.2 mm, obovoid, puberulous; calyx tube ca 1.0 x 1.5 mm, broader above, puberulous outside, glabrous within; teeth 1.5-1.8 x 0.7 mm, narrowly lanceolate, acute at apex, puberulous. Corolla tube 10-13 mm long, cylindrical, glabrous outside, pubescent within; lobes 6.0-6.5 x 1.8 mm, oblong, acute at apex. Filaments ca 0.8 mm, slender, glabrous; anthers 4.5-5.5 mm. Ovary ca 1 x 1 mm, disc ca 0.5 x 1.0 mm; style 25-30 mm, slender, glabrous below, puberulous above; stigma ca 1.5 mm, clavate, puberulose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-June
  District(s): Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  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: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: 1000-1500
  Localities: Agasthymala peak, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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