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Tapering-Leaf Mycetia   
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Tapering-Leaf Mycetia
ative Photo: Siddarth Machado
Common name: Tapering-Leaf Mycetia
Botanical name: Mycetia acuminata    Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Lawia acuminata, Adenosacme lawii Hook.f. [Illeg.]

Tapering-Leaf Mycetia is an erect fleshy herb with leaves up to 27 x 10 cm, elliptic-oblong, tapering at tip. Nerves are up to 20 pairs, prominent, parallel, leaf-stalk 5-8 cm long, stipule 12 mm long, ovate, pointed, membraneous. Flowers are borne in cymes 5-7 cm across, in leaf-axils, stalked. Flowers are 6 mm long, stalked, calyx 6 mm long, sepals 5, tapering. Flowers are blue, tube short, petals 5, ovate, spreading, stamens adnate to the flower tube, anthers linear, ovules many on peltate placentas; style short; stigmas linear. Berry is 8 mm across, white, fleshy, seeds many, angular. Tapering-Leaf Mycetia is found in Western Ghats. Flowering: August-January.

Identification credit: Siddarth Machado Photographed in Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka.

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