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  Psilanthus wightianus
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Psilanthus wightianus (Wight & Arn.) Leroy, Adansonia 3:252.1981; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 165. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 154. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 159. 2002. Coffea wightiana Wight & Arn., Prodr. 436. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 154. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 636(449). 1921. Psilanthus bridsoniae Sivar., Biju & Mathew, Bot. Bull. Acad. Sinica 33: 216. 1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 235. 1996.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vadamally
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs; with spinescent branches and branchlets. Leaves to 3 x 1.5 cm, elliptic-ovate, apex obtuse, membranous; petiole 5 mm, stipule broad, ovate-acuminate. Flowers solitary or in cymes, white; bracteoles form a calyculus; calyx irregularly many toothed, 1.5 mm; corolla tube 6 mm, lobes 8 mm long, twisted, elliptic-oblong; stamens 4 mm, oblong; style 3 mm, bifid at apex, linear.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and deciduous forests, and scrub jungles
  Distribution: Eastern Himalayas, Peninsular 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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Rosemala, Muthuvanala, Keerapady
   
 
   
 
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