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  Rhodomyrtus tomentosa
 
  Family: MYRTACEAE
  Citation:  Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Sol. ex Ait.) Hassk., Flora 25: 35. 1842; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 469. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 471(533). 1919; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 104. 1988; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 61. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 260. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 136. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 128. 1999. Myrtus tomentosa Sol. ex Ait., Hort. Kew (ed. 1) 2: 159. 1789.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherukotlampazham, Koratta, Kirattan, Thavattukoyya, Thaontay
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Downy rose myrtle, Hill Gooseberry
  Description: Stout shrubs, densely tomentose; branchlets terete. Leaves to 5 x 2.5 cm, elliptic-obovate, 3-ribbed, densely white-tomentose below; petiole 5 mm long. Cymes 15 cm broad, terminal or upper axillary. Flowers pedicelled, calyx tube globose, 6 mm long, pink, densely tomentose, lobes 5, orbicular; petals 5, white, orbicular, hairy outside; stamens many, filaments 8 mm long, pink; ovary 2-3-celled; style stellate, ovules few, hairy. Capsule 10 mm across; globose, densely hairy.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pothumala, Kottamala, Kanthaloor forests, Munnar, Sispara, Old Devicolam, Kunda hills
   
 
   
 
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