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  Tarenna nilagirica
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Tarenna nilagirica (Bedd.) Bremek., Feddes Repert. 37: 197. 1934; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 145. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 238. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 244. 1990; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 84. 2000; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 452. 2009. Pavetta nilagirica Bedd., For. Man. Bot. 134/8. 1872. Webera nilagirica (Bedd.) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 108. 1880. Stylocoryne nilagirica (Bedd.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 635(448). 1921.
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  Description: Shrubs, 5-6 m tall; young parts resinous. Leaves simple, opposite, 11-20 x 3.5-7.5 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate at apex, truncate at base, glabrous on both surfaces; petiole 1.2-1.6 cm long; stipules caducous. Flowers creamy-white, 4-5 cm long, in trichotomous, corymbose cymes; pedicels 4-5 mm long. Calyx-tube up to 3 mm long: lobes 5, up to 2 mm long, triangular. Corolla-tube to 1.5cm long; lobes 5, to 1.2 cm long, oblong, obtuse. Stamens 5, inserted near the mouth of corolla; filaments very short; anthers to 1 cm long, linear. Ovary bilocular with two ovules per locule; style up to 2.1 cm long, hairy, stigma fusiform.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-November
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Kannur, Palakkad, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: -1800
  Localities: Punnamala, Valiyaparathode, Chandanathode, Ambayathode, Tirunalli, Vellarimala
   
 
   
 
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