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  Barleria courtallica
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Barleria courtallica Nees in DC., Prodr. 11: 226. 1847; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 489. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1060(743). 1924; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 301. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 333. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 344. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 344. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 268. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 21. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 336. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 491. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 232. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 293. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 227. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 505. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 377. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 608. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Venkurunji
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Subshrubs, branchlets glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, 15-20 x 6-8 cm, elliptic, apex acuminate, base attenuate, glabrous; nerves 7-9 pairs; petiole 1-4 cm long. Spikes terminal, 3-10 cm long; bracts and bracteoles similar, 5 mm long, lanceolate; flowers closely arranged. Sepals unequal, outer 8-20 x 6.5 mm, elliptic, acuminate, pubescent; inner15 mm long, linear, acuminate, hairy. Corolla 4-5 cm long, tube and throat yellow or white; lobes 1.5 cm long, obovate, blue. Stamens unequal, 2 larger and 2 smaller, staminal filaments villous at base. Capsule 2.3 x 0.9 cm, elliptic, glabrous; seeds 4, 5 x 5 mm, orbicular, hairy, brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Kallar, Arjunankotta, Vallakkadavu, Meekara, Pandaravarai, Arampa, Upper Moozhiar, Ambayathode, Kannoth, Mukkali forests, Silent Valley R. F., Ponmudi, Thalichola, Ampumala, Ariankavu, Thenmalai, Rockwood, Karamanayar region, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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