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  Andrographis neesiana var. producta
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Andrographis neesiana Wight var. producta Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 504. 1884; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 605. 2009. Andrographis producta (Clarke) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1049(735). 1924; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 299. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 298. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 343. 1994; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 375. 2005.
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  Description: Erect subshrubs, 1.2-1.5 m high. Leaves opposite, 4-14 x 1.5-5 cm, elliptic, lanceolate, attenuate at base, acute at apex, glabrous; lateral nerves 4-10 pairs; petioles 3-6 mm long. Flowers in paniculate axillary or terminal racemes; peduncle trichotomously branched, peduncle with glandular and pubescent hairs; bracts lanceolate, elliptic, acute, 0.5-1.5 x 0.1-0.4 cm, tomentose along margins, caduceus. Calyx 5-lobed, lanceolate, filaments, 3-5 mm long, with glandular hairs on the outer surface. Corolla-tube 6-8 x ca 2 mm; white with pink lines, blipped; upper lip 5-7 x 2 mm, lower lip 3-lobed, 5-8 mm long, ca 3 mm wide, dark purple spots on the lower lip, outer surface pubescent and glandular hairy. Stamens 2; filaments 1-1.2 cm long, membranous, white, with pink lines, hirsute; anthers 2-3 mm long, bearded at the base, closely arranged. Ovary 2-6 mm long, dark red; style 1.5-2 cm long, pubescent; stigma simple. Capsules 2-2.5 cm long, 2-4 mm thick, surface with glandular hairs, tip pointed; seeds 6-12, ovoid, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-February
  District(s): Idukki, Kottayam, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Brown, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Kakki hills, Ponmudi
   
 
   
 
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