Vunerable (VU) as per Wikipedia
Lasianthus capitulatus Wight, Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 6: 511 (1846) (syn: Litosanthes capitulata (Wight) Deb & M.G.Gangop.; Mephitidia capitulata (Wight) Walp.; Nonatelia capitulata (Wight) Kuntze);
Southern Western Ghats as per India Biodiversity Portal;

Large shrubs; young branches softly pubescent. Leaves opposite, 4-12 x 2.5-4 cm, oblance-olate, acute at both ends, glabrous above, sparsely pubescent beneath; petiole 3-5 mm long; stipules 2-7 mm broad, acuminate. Flowers white, in axillary, 2-4 mm long peduncled, pubescent cymes. Calyx 2-3 mm long; lobes 3, each 2-3 mm long, ovate, obtuse at apex, often recurved. Corolla-tube 5-6 mm long, glabrous; lobes 3, each up to 5 x 4 mm, ovate, obtuse at apex, hairy. Stamens 3, each 1-2 mm long, inserted on the throat of the corolla-tube; anthers up to 2 mm long. Ovary 4-locular with solitary ovule in each locule; style up to 5 mm long with 4 stigmatic lobes.
Flowering and fruiting: March-April
Shola forests
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Lasianthus capitulatus images: 1 high res. image.




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