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  Andrographis explicata
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Andrographis explicata (Clarke) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1049(736). 1924; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 292. 1998. Andrographis viscosula Nees var. explicata Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 504. 1884.
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  Description: Erect woody undershrubs, ca. 1 m high; stems glabrous. Leaves to 15 x 4 cm, elliptic, acuminate at both ends, strigose; nerves 7-10 pairs; petiole 2 cm long. Panicle 10-30 x 20 cm, pyramidal; branches glandular-strigose; bracts and bracteoles minute. Flowers many; calyx lobes 4.5 mm long, lanceolate, subulate, glandular hairy; corolla 20 mm long, tube gradually broadening above, not or slightly bellied; upper lip 2-lobed, dark-purple; lobes of lower lip equal, obtuse, hairy; anthers acute at base, glabrous, filaments attached near the base of the corolla, glabrous; style puberulus. Capsule 25 x 4 mm, linear-oblong, hairy, retinacula acute; seeds 12.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
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  Localities: Karadikkavala
   
 
   
 
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