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"Notes: Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests"
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Brief

Flowering class: Dicot Habit: Shrub
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Summary

Along the margin in the high altitude evergreen forests between 1800 and 2200 m.
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Distribution

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Global Distribution

India and Sri Lanka

Indian distribution

State - Kerala, District/s: Idukki

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"Kerala: Idukki Tamil Nadu: Dindigul, Nilgiri"
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"India and Sri Lanka; in the Western Ghats- Anamalai, Palani and Nilgiris."
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Diagnostic

"Large shrubs. Leaves to 8 x 4 cm, ovate, oblong, acute, serrate; nerves 4-6 pairs, intercostae transverse, axils villous; petiole 1.5 cm long. Panicles to 6 x 4 cm, drooping. Flowers white, pedicelled; calyx lobes ovate, acute; corolla 6 mm long, urceolate; filaments inserted at the throat of corolla tube; ovary 1-celled; styles 3. Drupe 10 x 4 mm, obovoid, truncate with persistent calyx; seeds obovoid, rugose."
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Diagnostic

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Habit

Small trees, up to 8 m tall.

Trunk & Bark

Bark horizontally lenticellate; blaze slightly reddish brown.

Branches and Branchlets

Young branchlets terete, villous.

Leaves

Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; stipule lanceolate, caducous; petiole reddish, to 3 cm long, canaliculate; lamina to 12 x 8 cm, broadly elliptic to obovate, apex acute-acuminate, base cuneate to rounded, margin distally serrate to dentate, all nerves impressed above; midrib canaliculate; secondary nerves 5-7 pairs, subopposite; tertiary nerves percurrent.

Inflorescence / Flower

Inflorescence in drooping panicles; flowers white.

Fruit and Seed

Drupe, red, oblong, 1.5 x 0.8 cm; seed one, oblong, 1 cm compressed with a median, T-shaped ventral groove.

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Diagnostic

Habit: Tree
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Type Information

Isotype for Viburnum erubescens var. gracilipes Rehder in Sarg.
Catalog Number: US 598222
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): E. H. Wilson
Year Collected: 1907
Locality: Western Hupeh., Hupeh, China, Asia-Temperate
  • Isotype: Sargent, C. S. 1911. Pl. Wilson. 1: 107.
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Ecology

Habitat

General Habitat

Evergreen forests
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General Ecology

Ecology

Along the margin in the high altitude evergreen forests between 1800 and 2200 m.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering and fruiting: February-May
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Viburnum erubescens var prattii

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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