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  Angelonia salicariaefolia
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  Citation:  Angelonia salicariaefolia Humb. & Bonpl., Pl. Aequim 2: 92. t.108. 1812; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 254. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 288. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 509. 1990; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 490. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 590. 2009. Angelonia biflora Benth. in DC., Prodr. 10: 254. 1846; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 354. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aamappoovu
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  Description: Viscid-pubescent herb with a perennial rootstock. Stem upto 1.30 m high, branched below, densely glandular-hispid. Leaves opposite throughout, lanceolate to lanceolate-oblong, 3-10 x 0.5-1.2 cm, narrowed at base, acute at apex, shallowly serrate at margins, penninerved, minutely glandular-hirsute on both surfaces. Flowers opposite, becoming racemose above. Bracts foliaceous, upto 4 x 0.6 cm, acuminate. Pedicels 12-15 mm, slender, cernuous, densely glandular-hispid. Sepals ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 4-5 x 1.5-2 mm, acuminate at apex, glandular-hispid without, closed in after anthesis. Corolla purplish-blue; tube very short; limb widely cupular, upto 2.2 cm across, faux spotted dark violet within; upper lip 4-lobed, lobes suborbicular, with yellow glandular hairs at bases on upper surface; lower lip upto 1.2 cm long, concave at base, with a white emarginate tongue-shaped appendix at lower margin of cavity and two small tubercles at upper. Filaments thickened, incurved, pilose; anthers pale blue. Style glabrous. Capsule globose, 3-6 mm in diam., tipped with withered style, longer than calyx, sparsely puberulent; seeds oblong-cuneiform, 1 mm long, 4-5 angular, reticulately foveolate.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
  Distribution: Native of South America; now naturalised in tropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Violet, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Vetchuchira, Pappinisseri, Parappa, Payyanur, Kerikkad
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