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  Psychotria nudiflora
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Psychotria nudiflora Wight & Arn., Prodr. 434. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:175. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 641(452). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 219. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 233. 1988; Deb & Gangop., J. Econ. Tax. Bot. Addl. ser. 7, 56. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 244. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 178. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 236. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 167. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 187. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 161. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 265. 2005. Psychotria sekharana Ramamurthy & Rajan, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 80: 621. 1983.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kottappoovu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs. Leaves to 13 x 4 cm, elliptic to oblanceolate, acuminate, narrowed to the base, reddish brown when dried; nerves 10-13 pairs, reticulate; petiole 1 cm long, slender; stipule ovate, obtuse. Cymes 4 cm across, peduncled, rusty puberulus, branches whorled. Flowers sessile; calyx 1 mm long, membraneous; corolla 5.5 mm long, lobes 4, short; style 2-fid at apex. Fruits not seen
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Athirapally, Kattalappara, Kallar, Vellimala, Orukomban, Angamoozhy, Aralam, Thenmalai, Hereford, Rockwood
   
 
   
 
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