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  Commelina attenuata
 
  Family: COMMELINACEAE
  Citation:  Commelina attenuata Koenig ex Vahl, Enum. Pl. 2: 168. 1804; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 372. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1539(1074). 1931; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 298. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 419. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 324. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 39. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 473. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 347. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 356. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 511. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 702. 2009.
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  Description: Slender procumbent herbs. Leaves 3-6 x 0.5-1 cm, linear- lanceolate, base obtuse, apex acute to acuminate; sheath to 1 cm long, margin ciliate. Spathe 1.5-3 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, base sagittate-auriculate, apex acuminate; peduncle to 2.5 cm long. Sepals c. 5 mm long, ovate-obtuse, concave. Petals blue. Stamens 3; staminodes 3, all naked. Ovary tomentose, 2-celled; ovules 2 in each cell. Capsule c. 6 x 3 mm, oblong, 2-locular. Seeds c. 4 mm, whitish-appendaged at the ends.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Alappuzha, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Kozhikkode, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands, 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: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Karimala Hills, Ponmudi, Rosemala, Karimala Hills, Chembotti, Adoor, Pallarimangalam
   
 
   
 
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