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  Barleria prionitis
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Barleria prionitis L., Sp. Pl. 636. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 482. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1058(741). 1924; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 220. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 301. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 334. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 299. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 573(a); Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 346. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 494. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 232. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 377. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 535. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 609. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chemmulli, Manjakanakambaram, Shemmuli, Vennkurinjiveru
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Porcupine Flower
  Description: Erect armed shrubs, spines ca. 1.2 cm long. Leaves to 5-9 x 2.5-4 cm, elliptic, acute, mucronate, base cuneate, sparsely puberulus, ciliate on the margins, gland dotted beneath; petiole to 2 cm. Cymes axillary; bracts 2, 1.5 cm, oblong mucronate; outer calyx lobes 1.3 x 0.4 cm, inner 1.1x 0.2 cm, mucronate, hirsute; corolla tube 2.5 cm, lobes 2 cm obovate; filaments 1.3 cm, staminodes 2, included at the base of the corolla tube; ovary 2.5 mm, style 2.5 cm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-February
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  Distribution: Tropical Africa and Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Churullipetty, Tiruvalla, Kannoth, Kathalakandy, Vazhikadavu
   
 
   
 
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