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  Dicliptera foetida
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Dicliptera foetida (Forssk.) Blatt., Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 8: 361. 1921; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 337. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 294. 1998. Justicia foetida Forssk., Fl. Aeg.-Arab. 5. 1775. Dicliptera zeylanica Nees in DC., Prodr. 11: 474. 1847; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 552. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1073(752). 1924; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 203. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 347. 1990.
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  Description: Shrubs, 1-2 m high; stems terete. Leaves simple, opposite, 7 x 3.5 cm, elliptic, acute at both ends, glabrous except the nerves below; nerves 5 pairs; petiole 2.5 cm long. Flowers in peduncled axillary cymes; bracts 15 x 13 mm, deltoid, cuspidate. Calyx lobes 4 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate. Corolla pink, 20 mm long, bilabiate; lobes obtuse. Stamens 2, filaments hairy, anthers in two levels. Capsule clavate, widened above; seeds hirtus.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Kannur, Idukki, Palakkad, Thrissur
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peechi, Vellimala, South Walakkad, Karapara estate way
   
 
   
 
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