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  Turnera ulmifolia
 
  Family: TURNERACEAE
  Citation:  Turnera ulmifolia L., Sp. Pl. 271.1753; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 117. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 171. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 196. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 173. 1989; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 313. 2009. Turnera angustifolia Mill., Gard. Dict. (ed.8) 2. 1768; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 192. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 206. 1994. Turnera ulmifolia L. var. angustifolia (Mill.) Willd. ex Urban, Monogr. Turn. 141. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 523(369). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cheravathali, Chiravathali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Sundrops, Yellow Alder
  Description: Erect perennial shrubs upto 1 m tall; branchlets glandular-pubescent. Leaves 4-12 x 1.5-3.2 cm, lanceolate, base cuneate, decurrent and with 2 glands, margins irregularly crenate-serrate, apex acute to acuminate, more or less hairy on both sides; petiole 1-2.5 cm long. Flowers 3.5-4 cm across, axillary, solitary, homostylous; pedicel adnate to the petiole in the lower part, free above; bracteoles lanceolate, serrate, with 2 large marginal glands. Calyx densely appressed pubescent; tube 1-1.3 cm long, funnel-shaped; lobes 7-10 mm long , lanceolate. Petals yellow, c. 2 cm long, obovate, apex turncate. Ovary ovoid, pubescent, 1-celled; ovules many per cell; styles 3. Capsule 6-8 mm long, ovoid, hairy, 3-valved. Seeds many, elliptic, brown with white aril.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Tellicherry, Kasaragod, Alleppey town
   
 
   
 
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