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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ardisia solanacea

Ardisia solanacea is native to Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia and West China. It grows in moist ravines and in the understorey of evergreen to semi-evergreen forests. Ardisia Solanacea is a 1.5 to 6 meters high evergreen shrub or small tree. The thick branches are usually colored red. The bark is smooth and brown. The glabrous leaves are inversely lanceolate, obovate-elliptical or elongated, they are 7.5 to 17 cm long and 2.5 to 7 cm wide. The inflorescences are in axillary, corymb-like racemes, The petal is pale mauve to dark pink in colour. this picture has been taken from Wayandu, kerala. but in fact highest density of this species has been found in the Maredumilli forests of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. 

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