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  Tarenna trichurensis
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Tarenna trichurensis Sasidh. & Sivar., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 243. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 240. 1996.
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  Description: Large shrubs, branchlets terete, glabrous, Leaves opposite, to 11 x 5.5 cm elliptic to oblanceolate, acuminate, base acute, glabrous, glabrous below; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs; petiole to 1.2 cm long; stipule ovate, 3 mm long, deciduous. Flowers in terminal pubescent corymbose cymes. Calyx pubescent, limb 5-lobed, lobes subequal, obtuse. Corolla creamy white, tube 5 mm long, sparsely hairy at mouth, lobes oblong, 5 mm long, reflexed. Ovule 1 in each cell; style sparsely hairy, stigma fusiform, much exserted. Berry subglobose, shortly apiculate, 1 x 0.8 cm; seeds deeply concave, smooth shining; endosperm horny.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-November
  District(s): Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala
   
 
   
 
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