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  Psychotria nigra var. nigra
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Psychotria nigra (Gaertn.) Alston in Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6 (Suppl.): 152. 1931, var. nigra; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 219. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 142. 1988; Deb & Gangop., J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 7, 49. 1989; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 232. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 201. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 243. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 244. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 177. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 33. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 236. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 167. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 347. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 187. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 160. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 354. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 265. 2005. Grumilea nigra Gaertn., Fruct. 1: 138. t.28. 1788. Psychotria thwaitesii Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 162. 1880, p.p; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 640(451). 1921.
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  Description: Large shrubs, 2-3 m tall. Leaves simple, opposite, 19 x 8.5 cm, obovate, obtuse, broadly apiculate, nerves to 16 pairs, regular, 8-10 mm apart, domatia glandular; stipule 12 mm long, ovate, strongly mucronate. Cymes 1-1.5 cm across, 3-6-together, globose, densely fulvous hairy; peduncle 2-3 cm long, stout. Flowers many, densely packed, 5 mm long. Calyx 1.5 mm long, campanulate, 5-toothed, ciliate. Corolla white, 3 mm long, tube hairy at mouth, lobes reflexed. Drupe 6 mm across, subglobose, pyrenes smooth.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
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  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Lavender, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude: 800-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Kattalappara, Sabarimala, Karimala, Pezha, Walakkad, Aruvanpara, Kakki hills, Pampa thriveny, Chandanathode, Teerthundamala, Mukkali forests, Thalichola, Hereford, Thenmalai, Kulathupuzha, Chemungi, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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