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  Pavetta zeylanica
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Pavetta zeylanica (Hook. f.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 633. 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 141. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 231. 1988; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 349. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 441. 2009. Pavetta hispidula Wight & Arn. var. zeylanica Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 151. 1880; Rout & Deb, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 41: 106. 1999. Pavetta calophylla Bremek., Feddes Repert. 37: 90. 1934; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1879(1299). 1936; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 241. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 232. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 184. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 158. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 347. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 264. 2005.
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  Description: Small shrubs, branchlets glabrous. Leaves 10-14 x 3-5 cm, elliptic, apex acuminate, base attenuate, nerves 9 pairs, hispid below; petiole 2 cm long; stipule 7-8 mm long, ovate, acuminate. Cymes 6-10 cm broad, hispidulous. Flowers pedicelled; calyx 2 mm long, obconical, lobes ciliate; corolla tube 18 mm long, slender, glabrous outside, villous inside, lobes 9 x 4 mm, oblong, white; anthers 7 mm long; style 6.5 cm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-March
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: South India 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:
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  Altitude: 1000-1400
  Localities: Ponmudi, Karimala, Meekara, Nelluyampathy forests, Silent Valley R. F., Damsite, Arampa, Ambayathode, Kannoth, Panoth, Chemungi, Boneccord, Athirumala, Base of Agathyamala
   
 
   
 
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