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  Psilanthus fragrans
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Psilanthus fragrans (Wall. ex Hook.f.) Leroy, Adansonia 3: 256. 1981; Sivar., Biju & Mathew, Bot. Bull. Acad. Sinica 33: 219. 1992. Coffea fragrans Wall. ex Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 154. 1880. Psilanthus malabaricus Sivar., Biju & Mathew, Bot. Bull. Acad. Sinica 33: 219. 1992.
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  Description: Woody shrubs. Leaves opposite, to 15 x 5 cm, elliptic to lanceolate, acute or acuminate at apex, cuneate at base, chartaceous, glabrous, prominently veined; lateral nerves 5-8 pairs, more raised below, without domatia, drying green; petiole 4-5 mm long, glabrous; stipules triangular, shortly aristate, with colleters at base within. Flowers mostly solitary, terminal or axillary, subsessile, white, generally appearing with leaves; bracts 2 pairs, closely set, outer pair 3.5-4 x 1-1.5 mm, elliptic-lanceolate, aristate, pubescent outside and with colleters at base within, second pair similar but smaller; bracteoles one pair, closely set with bracts and like young leaves, elliptic-acuminate, entire, 4.5-5.2 x 1-1.5 mm, sparcely pubescent with faint lateral veins. Calyx funnel-shaped to 2.5 mm long and 3 mm across, expanded above and projecting well above the disc, limb apparently lacerate with an indefinite number of unequal, finger-like colleters at the rim. Corolla white, tube cylindric, 1-1.6 cm long, minutely pubescent out-side, lobes 5, ovate or elliptic, acute, 6-7 x 2-3 mm. Stamens attached below the throat of the corolla tube; anthers sessile, 4 mm long, tips exserted. Style to 7 mm long, glabrous, stigma 2-lobed, 1-1.2 mm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Kannur
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
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