Botanical name: Lasianthus acuminatus Family: Rubiaceae (Coffee family)
Synonyms: Mephitidia acuminata, Nonatelia acuminata
Tapering-Leaf Wool-Flower is a large shrub. Leaves are up to 9 x 4 cm, elliptic, oblong, apiculate, hairless; nerves 4 pairs, prominent; nervules closely parallel; leaf-stalk 5-7 mm long; stipule triangular, pointed, hairless. Flowers are borne 1-3 together, stalkless; sepals pointed, triangular, hairy. Flower are 8 mm long, white, tube slender, petals ovate, blunt, densely hairy. Fruit is 5 x 5 mm, spherical, hairless. Tapering-Leaf Wool-Flower is endemic to southern Western Ghats. Flowering: May-November.
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