Debregeasia longifolia

URTICACEAE

Local name: Kattunochi, Neeranji, Narambili, Njandumutta, Pulichi, Poonoolmaram

Flowering & Fruiting: Dec-April

Habitat: Evergreen Forests, near water courses

Distribution: Indo – Malesia

Description

Shrubs; branchlets slender, densely shaggy-pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, to 6 x 5 cm, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, base acute or obtuse, serrulate, 3-ribbed, midrib with 4 pairs of lateral nerves, nervules reticulate, densely white tomentose below, scabrous above; petiole 3 cm long; stipules linear-lanceolate. Spike 4 mm across; peduncles 5 mm long; bracts and bracteoles ovate, ciliate; male perianth lobes 4, free, 1 mm long, ovate, densely woolly; stamens 4, free. FruitsĀ  globose, 4-5 mm across, fruiting perianth orange-yellow.

Citation

Debregeasialongifolia (Burm. f.) Wedd. in DC., Prodr. 16:235. 1869; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 382. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 261. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 375. 1989; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 436. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 760. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 451. 1990; M. Mohanan& Henry, Fl. ThiruvanthapuramĀ  435. 1994; Sasidh. &Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 418. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 73. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 648. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 383. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 291. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 301. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 757. 2009.

 

UrticalongifoliaBurm. f., Fl. Ind. 197. 1768.

 

DebregeasiavelutinaGaud., Voy. Bonite Bot. t. 90. 1844-46; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 590. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1389(971). 1928; Mohanan&Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 639. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 469. 2005.

 

Conocephalusniveus Wight, Ic. t. 1959. 1853.