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  Clinacanthus nutans
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Clinacanthus nutans Lindau, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 18: 63. 1894.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vishamooli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Snake plant
  Description: Shrubs to 1 m tall; stems terete, striate, glabrescent. Leaves opposite, 7-12 × 1-4 cm, lanceolate-ovate, lanceolate, or linear-lanceolate, base cuneate to rounded, margin subentire to sinuate-crenate, apex acuminate, surfaces glabrescent except abaxially pilose along veins; lateral veins 4-6 pairs; petiole 0.3-2 cm, sulcate. Racemes 1 to several at or near shoot apex, usually 3 to several forming a terminal panicle; rachis glandular pubescent; bracts and bracteoles linear, ca. 8 × 2 mm, abaxially gland-tipped pilose, apex acute. Calyx 0.9-1.3 cm; lobes linear, outside glandular pilose, apex acute. Corolla dull red with a green base, 3-4.2 cm, outside gland-tipped pilose, inside glabrous except for a ring of trichomes ca. 5 mm above base; tube basally cylindric for ca. 5 mm and ca. 3 mm wide then gradually widened to ca. 6 mm at mouth; lower lip 1-2 × ca. 1 cm, with yellow streaks; upper lip triangular, 1-2 × ca. 0.5 cm, erect, apex emarginate; lobes ovate, 3-5 × 1-2 mm. Stamens exserted from mouth of corolla; filaments 1-1.5 cm, glabrous; anthers ovate-linear, 4-5 × ca. 1 mm, muticous. Style 3-3.7 cm, base sparsely pubescent. Capsule ca. 2 cm, pilose; seeds ca. 2 mm in diam.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grown as medicinal plants
  Distribution: South East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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