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  Osbeckia stellata var. hispidissima
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Osbeckia stellata Buch.-Ham. ex Ker-Gawl., Edw. Bot. Reg. 8: 674. 1822, var. hispidissima (Wight) Hansen, Gingkoana 4: 37. 1977; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 111. 1988. Osbeckia hispidissima Wight, Ic. t. 1612.1850; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:516.1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 493(349). 1919.
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  Description: Shrubs, hairs on stem long and stiff, patent at the base, but curved upwards, often somewhat flexuous. Leaves opposite, to 8.2 x 3.1 cm, oblong-lanceolate, 5-nerved; petiole 5-11 mm long. Flowers tetramerous, large, pink, terminal; bracts small, 4 mm long, glabrous dorsally and ventrally. Hypanthium 2.5-3 x 9-11 mm, sparingly covered with patent, glandular emergences and a few bristles at the very base, emergences with 1 to few hairs on the stalk or glabrous. Sepals ovate, glabrous dorsally or with 1 to few bristles. Fruit glabrous or only a few emergences left.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Poochapara
   
 
   
 
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