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  Browallia americana
 
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  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Browallia americana L., Sp. Pl. 631. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Jamaican Forget-Me-Not
  Description: Herbs. Leaves alternate, elliptic-ovate, 3-5 x 2-4 cm, chartaceous, lateral nerves ca. 3 pairs, ± converging, base rounded, margin entire, apex acute; petiole to 1 cm. Racemes unilateral, terminating the branchlets, ca. 8 cm long; pedicel to 0.7 cm. Calyx cupular, 4 mm, pubescent without; lobes 5, somewhat unequal, oblong-obovate, 2.5 mm, (sub)acute. Corolla blue or white, 2 cm across, salver-form; tube slender, 1.5 cm, lobes 5, spreading, unequal, obtuse. Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted near the throat of tube, included, with or without a 5th rudimentary; filament pairs 2 and 3 mm; anthers 2-celled, 4-lobed, those of shorter pair with 1 cell undeveloped. Ovary globose, pubescent; style 1 cm; stigma capitate. Capsule ribbed, 0.7 x 0.4 cm, dehiscing by valves, included in calyx.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-March
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of South America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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