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  Osbeckia wynaadensis
 
  Family: MELASTOMATACEAE
  Citation:  Osbeckia wynaadensis Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 521. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 493(348). 1919; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 188. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 199. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 190. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 145. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 129. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 374. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vayal athirani
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Tall shrubs; branches densely scabrid. Leaves to 18 x 3 cm, lanceolate, acute, 3-5-nerved, hairy; hairs adnated and spreading from the midrib. Flowers many, in terminal panicled cymes; pedicels 4 mm long; calyx tube 8 mm long, bristles 4 or 5 in a tuft, to 3 mm long; lobes 11 x 5 mm, lanceolate, ciliate; petals 20 x 10 mm, obovate, anthers 7 mm long. Seeds 0.5 x0.3 mm obovoid, minutely muriculate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Marshy areas in semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Blue, Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Sholayar, Kalvarimala, Vavalala, Chenthamara, Anakkalvayal, Tirunalli, Pallode
   
 
   
 
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