Family: Verbenaceae Distribution: Common in mixed forests, Limited to Peninsular India.Photographed at Velugonda hills of Eastren ghats -India. Deciduous trees, 5-8mts tall, bark greyish brown, Leaves 3-5foilate, petioles winged with auricled base; Leaflets 2.5-10x1.5cm elliptic, lanceolate, base acute, sessile, pubescent. Flowers 5-6mm across, purple, sessile, in cymes forming in 10-15cm long axillary panicles. Calyx, 5 lobed,persistant. corolla 2 lipped, 2=3 tube short, stamens 4 didynamous, exerted, ovary 2 celled, fruit a globose drupe, 4-6mm across, black. hard. Reference: Flora of Nellore district by B.Suryanarayana &A.S.Rao, ENVIS.