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  Pouzolzia auriculata
 
  Family: URTICACEAE
  Citation:  Pouzolzia auriculata Wight, Ic. tt. 1980, 1099. 1853; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 582. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1383(967). 1928; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 456. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 438. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 387. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 293. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 305. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 645. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Parapodukki
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs; stem adpressed scabrous. Leaves alternate, to 5 x 2 cm, lanceolate, acute at base and apex; midrib with 2 pairs of lateral nerves, densely pilose below; petiole to 1.5 cm long; stipule 7-10 mm long, lanceolate with filiform tip. Cymes dense, sessile. Male and female flowers together; bracteoles filiform; male perianth lobes 1.5 mm long, oblanceolate, hispid above; filament 2 mm long, glabrous. Female flowers sessile; perianth tube 2-toothed at apex, pubescent; ovary 2-winged; stigma 3-4 mm long. Achenes 1.5 x 1 mm, ovoid, polished.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1200
  Localities: Chinnar, Churullipetty, Alampetty, Thekkady, Keerapady, Vengoli, Rajamala, Ayyappankovil, Walayar, Boneccord, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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