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  Pouzolzia bennettiana var. bennettiana
 
  Family: URTICACEAE
  Citation:  Pouzolzia bennettiana Wight, Ic. t. 1978. 1853, var. bennettiana; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 585. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1384(968). 1928; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 265. 1988.
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  Description: Shrubby to 2(3) m; tender parts pubescent. Leaves opposite or ternate, elliptic-obovate to lanceolate, 7-15 x 2-4 cm, 3-nerved from base, thinly pubescent, base rounded, apex acuminate; petiole to 0.5 cm. Flowers in (sub) sessile, axillary clusters. Male: 4 mm across; buds truncate, scabrid-pubescent along the margin without. Tepals 5, ovate-lanceolate, 2 mm, plicate in the middle. Stamens 5; filaments 2 mm; anthers 1 mm. Female: 1 mm across. Tepals connate, pubescent, acute. Ovary obovoid, 1 mm; style linear, 1.5 mm, hairy. Achene obovoid, winged.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  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
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  Localities: Kadalar, Kuzhichundan mala, Lock-hert gap
   
 
   
 
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