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  Rhynchotechum permolle
 
  Family: GESNERIACEAE
  Citation:  Rhynchotechum permolle (Nees) Burtt, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 24: 39. 1962; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 293. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 201. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 326. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 333. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 338. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 258. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23,31. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 331. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 229. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 289. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 222. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 497. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 370. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 598. 2009. Isanthera permollis Nees, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 17: 82. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 372. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 992(697). 1924.
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  Description: Subshrubs, to 50 cm high, densely golden-brown tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, to 30 x 11 cm, oblanceolate, acute, attenuate at base, serrulate; nerves 17-20 pairs, regular. Flowers in axillary cymes, densely packed, shortly pedicelled; bracts ovate. Calyx 5-partite, lobes 7 mm long, lanceolate. Corolla white ca 12 mm across, tube short, lobes rotate, obovate, glabrous. Stamens 4, equal, adnate to the base of the corolla; filaments short, arcuate; anthers 1-celled. Ovary ovoid; ovules many; style stout, stigma capitate. Berry globose, 6 mm across, white; seeds numerous very small, ellipsoid.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  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
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  Altitude: 1000-1400
  Localities: Sholayar, Kallar, Rockwood, Mlappara, Pezha, Silent Valley R. F., Damsite, Angamoozhy, Arampa, Chandanathode, Boneccord, Ariankavu, Teppakulam, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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