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  Pseudomussaenda lanceolata
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Pseudomussaenda lanceolata (Forssk.) Wernham, J. Bot. 54: 298 1916. Ophiorrhiza lanceolata Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 42 1775.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Egyptian Star Cluster
  Description: Shrubs, branches covered with long appressed hairs. Leaves opposite, 4-9 x 1.5-3.5 cm, oblong, lanceolate, acuminate, sparsely pubescent above and pubescent on nerves beneath, petiole 1-2 mm, stipules subulate. Inflorescence a corymb. Calyx hairy, tube ca 2.5 mm long; 5-lobed, lobes ca 3 mm long, subulate, one is generally expanded in a yellow leaf-like structure, 1.5-3.5 x 1-2.5 cm, and stalk 1.5-2 cm long. Corolla pale yellow, tube 2-2.5 cm long, pubescent, mouth villous, 5-lobed, lobes ovate and accuminate, ca 6 x 2.5 cm; style divided into two stigmatic lobes. Fruit an oblong capsule, 7 x 5 mm, loculicidal, 2-valved.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-January
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of tropical Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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