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  Psychotria flavida
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Psychotria flavida Talbot, Trees & Shrubs Bombay 113. 1894; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 641(452). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 219. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 203. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 232. 1988; Deb & Gangop., J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 7, 89. 1989; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 201. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 346. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 243. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 178. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 236. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 166. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 186. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 82. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 352. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 364. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 443. 2009.
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  Description: Small shrubs; branchlets terete, glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, 10-18 x 3.5-8 cm, elliptic-oblong or obovate, acute at apex, attenuate at base, glabrous, yellowish green on drying; lateral nerves 9-12 pairs; petiole to 2.5 cm long; stipules 6-8 mm long, ovate, acute at apex, deciduous. Flowers in terminal corymbose cymes; bracteoles 5-7 mm long, lanceolate. Calyx tube 2-2.5 mm, campanulate, 5-toothed. Corolla white; tube c. 2 mm long, funnel-shaped, hairy at throat; lobes 5, oblong, acute. Stamens 5; anthers ovate. Stigma 2-lamellate. Fruit c. 5 mm across, globose, bluish-purple; fruiting peduncle and pedicels yellow; seeds 1-2, planoconvex.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-July
  District(s): Kottayam, Kozhikkode, Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests and sacred groves
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Sholayar, Kattalappara, Sabarimala, Aruvikkara, Ambayathode, Parappa, Boneccord, Chathiyara, Olichuchattam, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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