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  Psychotria globicephala
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Psychotria globicephala Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 249. 1920 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 640(451). 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 141. 1988; Deb & Gangop., J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 7, 47. 1989; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 160. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 353. 2002.
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  Description: Shrubs. Leaves 8-12 x 4-6 cm, oblanceolate, apex acuminate or acute, base attenuate, nerves looped near the margin, petiole 0.5-1 cm, stipule with long hairs. Flowers in terminal globose heads mixed rufous hairs; calyx ca 1.5 mm, ciliate, lobes 5; corolla tube very short; stamens inserted on the corolla tube; style ca 4 mm, stigma bifid.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  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
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 800-1000
  Localities: Pezha, Munnar, Sispara, Koviltherimala
   
 
   
 
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