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  Rotula aquatica
 
  Family: BORAGINACEAE
  Citation:  Rotula aquatica Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 121. 1790; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 893(627). 1923; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 267. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 240. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 185. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 295. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 256. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 464. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 304. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 304. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 441. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 261. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 203. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 331. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 551. 2009. Rhabdia lycioides Mart. & Zucc., Nov. Gen. Sp. 2:136.1827; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4:145. 1883. Ehretia cuneata Wight, Ic. t. 1385. 1848.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kallurvanchi
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  Description: Stout branching shrubs; branched virgate, usually pinkish, glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate or fascicled, 1-2 x 0.5 cm, oblong-oblanceolate, obtuse, sessile. Flowers solitary or in few flowered cymes axillary. Calyx 3.5 mm long 5-partite, lobes lanceolate. Corolla pink, 5 mm long, 7 mm across, campanulate, 5-lobed. Stamens 5, anthers sagitate at base. Ovary 4-celled, style filiform, stigma capitate. Drupe with 4, 1-seeded pyrenes, free, yellowish, smooth.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Rocky riverbeds
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: Yes
  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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  Localities: Vazhachal, Koruthode, Kannimara, Mukkali forests, Valayam, South Walakkad, Moozhiar, Mannarappara, Aralam, Kannoth, Payyavur, Bhavani river bank, Nedumkayam
   
 
   
 
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