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  Utleria salicifolia
 
  Family: PERIPLOCACEAE
  Citation:  Utleria salicifolia Bedd. ex Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 7. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 827(581). 1923; Sasidh. & Swarup., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 18: 636. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 198. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mahalikizhangu
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  Description: Subshrubs. Leaves to 15-19 x 2-3 cm, linear-lanceolate, apex acuminate, base acute, crowded at the end of branches. Cymes dichotomous, axillary; peduncle 4.5-6 cm; bracts linear-lanceolate, ca 3 mm. Flowers ca 6 mm across; pedicel to 4 mm; calyx lobes ca 2 mm, glandular; corolla rotate, 2 mm, lobes ovate; corona scales 5, rounded; stamens inserted at base of the corolla tube, anthers ovate; ovary oblong. Mericarps divaricate, lanceolate, to 5 cm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: June
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 600-1750
  Localities: Thoothanppara, Nelluyampathy forests
   
 
   
 
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