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  Psychotria keralensis
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Psychotria keralensis Deb & Gangop., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 25: 213.1983 (1985) & Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 7, 48.1989; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 232. 1988; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 186. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 160. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 444. 2009.
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  Description: Shrubs. Leaves to 15 x 6 cm, obovate, obtusely acuminate, cuneate at base; nerves 11-13 pairs, intercostae, reticulate, distinct; stipules 11 x 9 mm, ovate, densely rufous hairy inside. Cymes 4 x 4 cm, branches opposite, glabrous. Flowers 7 mm long, sessile; calyx 2 mm long, lobes ovate, glabrous; corolla tube equal to the lobes, lobes 4, deflexed. Fruit 17 x 10 mm, ellipsoid, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kannur, Wayanad
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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
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
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  Localities: Poonkavanam, Kathiramudi, Orukomban, Chandanathode
   
 
   
 
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