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  Barleria prattensis
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Barleria prattensis Sant., Kew Bull. 1948: 487. 1948; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 345. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 15. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 336. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 494. 1997. Barleria montana sensu Bedd., Ic. t. 257. 1868-1874, non Nees 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 487. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1061(743). 1924; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 493. 1997; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 111. 2000.
  Malayalam Name(s): Madhurakurinji
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Pink Barleria
  Description: Herbs. Leaves opposite, to 11 x 5 cm ovate or elliptic, acuminate, mucronate, base acute or attenuate, membranous, glabrous; lateral nerves 5 or 6 pairs; petiole to 2 cm long. Flowers solitary, axillary, terminating in short racemes; bracts linear-subulate, 5mm long. Outer calyx lobes 2.2 - 2.5 x 2 cm, puberulent along the nerves; inner linear, 1 x 0.1 cm. Corolla funnel shaped, tube 3 cm long, white, lobes subequal, broadly ovate, pink-purple, 1.5 cm long. Ovary glabrous. Capsules ca. 2 cm long, oblong; seeds 4, orbicular, glabrous.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Saivila, Kanjirakadavu, Damodaran Kolle
   
 
   
 
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