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  Psychotria nigra var. peninsularis
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Psychotria nigra (Gaertn.) Alston var. peninsularis (Hook. f.) Deb & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 7, 51. 1989; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 25. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 155. 1999. Psychotria thwaitesii Hook. f. var. peninsularis Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 162. 1880.
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  Description: Shrubs. Leaves to 10 x 4 cm, obovate, apex shortly acuminate, base attenuate, nerves ca. 15 pairs, coriaceous; petiole 1.5 cm, stipules pectinate. Cymes terminal, umbellate, to 4 cm. Fruit 6 x 4 mm, ovoid; seeds plano-convex, smooth.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-February
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
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  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: 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
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  Localities: Olikkudy
   
 
   
 
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