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  Cressa cretica
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Cressa cretica L., Sp. Pl. 223. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 225. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 922(647). 1923.
  Malayalam Name(s): Azhukanni, Rudravanti
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stems basally woody, much-branched above, the branches pilose. Leaves closely condensed, sessile, ovate-lanceolate to ovate, 2.5-9 mm long, 1-6 mm wide, apically acute, basally cuneate, rounded or subcordate, gray-green, pubescent with appressed indument. Inflorescence of compacted, subsessile bracteate flower clusters at the tips of the branchlets. Flowers sessile in the upper leaf axils, forming short compact spikes; sepals ovoid, 3-4 mm long, abruptly acute, silky pubescent; corolla 5-6 mm long, white with a pink flush on the lobes, campanulate, the tube and oblong-ovate lobes about equal in length; styles and stamens exserted from the tube for 2-4 mm. Fruits capsular, ovoid, 3-4 mm long; seeds usually 1, glabrous and shining, dark brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-August
  District(s): Kasaragode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Sandy plains
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Taliparamba
   
 
   
 
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