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  Barleria involucrata var. involucrata
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Barleria involucrata Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 92. 1832 & in DC., Prodr. 11: 232. 1847, var. involucrata; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 485. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1060(742). 1924; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 221. 1982; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 110. 2000.
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  Description: Subshrubs; branches terete, appressed hairy. Leaves simple, 8-15 x 2.5-7 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, base tapering; lateral nerves 7-9 pairs; petiole 1-3 cm long. Flowers in axillary cymes, often forming large terminal panicles; bracteoles 2-3.5 cm long, linear lanceolate. Outer calyx lobes, ovate lanceolate, 3 cm long; inner 2 cm long, narrowly lanceolate, acute, pubescent out side. Corolla blue with reddish-purple tube, 2 cm long; lobes obovate, obtuse. Stamens 2 fertile. Capsules elliptic, 2.5 x 0.7 cm; seeds 4, broadly ellisoid, obtuse, silky hairy.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Idukki, Kozhikkode, Palakkad, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests and also in the plains
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  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
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  Localities: Vellarimala
   
 
   
 
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