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  Rhamnus wightii
 
  Family: RHAMNACEAE
  Citation:  Rhamnus wightii Wight & Arn., Prodr. 164. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 639. 1875; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 222(159). 1918; Bhandari & Bhansali in N.P. Singh et al., Fl. India 5: 197. 2000.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kokkuvalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Unarmed straggler to liane. Leaves alternate, elliptic-oblong, to 10 x 4 cm, subcoriaceous, glabrous; nerves 7 pairs; base obtuse, margin serrulate-recurved, apex acuminate; petiole to 8 mm; stipules 0. Spikes axillary, also terminal, to 5 cm; peduncle 1 cm. Flowers 3 mm wide; pedicel 2 mm; bracts puberulous. Calyx 5-lobed; lobes ovoid. Petals 5, yellowish, cucullate. Disk adnate to calyx, pitted. Stamens 5. Ovary urceolate, 3-celled; styles 3; stigma discoid. Drupe 7 mm wide, 3- celled; seeds 3, conical, 3 mm wide.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Montane scrub jungles and shola forests
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka and Nepal
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -2100
  Localities: Chittaruvi
   
 
   
 
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