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  Achyranthes bidentata
 
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  Family: AMARANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Achyranthes bidentata Blume, Bijdr. 545. 1826; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1176(824). 1925; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 225. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 375. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 332. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 385. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 21. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 367. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 35. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 328. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 257. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 253. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 667. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherukadaladi, Nayaruvichedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Herbs; stem glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, 10-16 x 2-2.5 cm, linear-lanceolate, apex acuminate, thinly pubescent; nerves 7-9 pairs; petiole 5 mm long. Spike axillary and terminal, 15-30 cm long, narrow, glabrous; bracts 4 x 1.5 mm, lanceolate, long-aristate; bracteoles 3 mm long, entire, aristate. Flowers distant; tepals equal, 7 x 1.5 mm, lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous. Achenes 3 x 1.5 mm, cylindrical, longitudinally striate, reddish-brown.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Idukki, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Eevergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Australia and East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Vellanimala, Karivepinshola, Uppermanalar, Kanthalppara, Silent Valley R. F., Campshed area, Tolpetty, Teerthundamala, Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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