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  Rauvolfia verticillata
 
  Family: APOCYNACEAE
  Citation:  Rauvolfia verticillata (Lour.) Baill., Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 768. 1888; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 280. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 293. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 282. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 418. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 244. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 190. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 444. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 523. 2009. Dissolena verticillata Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 137. 1790. Tabernaemontana densiflora Wall., Bot. Reg. 15: t. 1273. 1829. Rauvolfia densiflora (Wall.) Benth. ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 633. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 808(567). 1923; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 175. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 242. 1989; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 36. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 99. 2000. Ophioxylon neilgherrense Wight, Ic. t. 1292. 1848. Ophioxylon ceylanicum Wight, Ic. t. 1291.1848.
  Malayalam Name(s): Amalpori, Vanduvara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs, sap milky latex. Leaves 10-14 x 4-6 cm, obovate, apex abruptly acuminate, base acute to attenuate, subcoriaceous, lateral nerves 14 pairs, prominent, nervules slender; petiole 2 cm long. Cymes terminal or axillary; peduncles 5-8 cm long. Flowers white; pedicels 1 cm long; calyx lobes acuminate, glabrous, reddish; corolla 1 cm long, lobes ovate, acute. Capsule 10 x 7 mm, oblong, black.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests, shola openings and grasslands
  Distribution: South and south east Asia
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1400
  Localities: Sholayar, Vellimala, Karimala, Chandanathode, Munnar, Nelluyampathy forests, Old Devicolam, Old Devicolam to Gudular Junction, Agastyarkudam, Ampumala, Kanjhippara, Athirumala, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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