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  Rauvolfia tetraphylla
 
  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Rauvolfia tetraphylla L., Sp. Pl. 208. 1753; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 165. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 230. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 279. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 422. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 293. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 282. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 417. 1997; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 429. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 523. 2009. Rauvolfia canescens L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 303. 1762; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 808(568). 1923.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pambumkolli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Garden Rauvolfia
  Description: A small, much-branched woody shrub, 0.6-1.2 m high. Leaves whorled,3-5 at each node, ovate-elliptic. Flowers greenish-white or creamy-white in umbellate cymes; peduncle to 2 cm long. Calyx lobes orbicular, ciliate. Corolla white, ca. 4 mm long, lobes ovate, throat villous. Fruits 6-8 mm across, globose, deep red or purple when ripe; seeds oblong, rugose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Forest plantations also in the plains
  Distribution: Introduced from West Indies; now naturalised in Western Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Begur, Pappinisseri, Kalarcodu, Nilambur
   
 
   
 
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