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  Rauvolfia micrantha
 
  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Rauvolfia micrantha Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 633. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 808(567). 1923; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 244. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 313. 2005.
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  Description: Shrubs, to 1.5 m high; branches slender, glabrous. Leaves 8-13 x 2-5 cm, elliptic, membranous, abruptly acuminate at both ends; lateral nerves to 12 pairs; petiole 1 cm long. Flowers in axillary long-peduncled congested cymes; sepals 1.5 mm long, triangular, acute, basely connate; corolla white with reddish at throat, 8 mm long, glabrous, lobes ovate, acute. Capsule 7 x 5 mm, ovoid, acute, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Idukki, Pathanamthitta
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and 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:
  Localities: Koruthode, Plapally
   
 
   
 
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