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  Didymocarpus tomentosa
 
  Family: GESNERIACEAE
  Citation:  Didymocarpus tomentosa Wight, Ic. t. 1349. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 353. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 989(695). 1924; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 293. 1984; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 332. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 338. 1994; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 53. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 288. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 227. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 221. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 596. 2009. Didymocarpus rottleriana var. tomentosa (Wight) Clarke in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 5: 101. 1883.
  Malayalam Name(s): Elichuzhien, Kalthamara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Scapigerous herbs. Leaves 6-7 x 4 cm, elliptic, acute, irregularly crenate-serrate, densely bullate above, densely fulvous tomentose below; nerves 4 pairs, prominently reticulate below; petiole 1-3 cm long, 5 mm broad; central leaves sessile. Scapes few, to 12 cm long. Cymes glandular-hairy; pedicels 1 cm long. Flowers blue, subumbellate; sepals 2.5 x 1 mm, oblanceolate, obtuse, long-hairy; corolla 11 mm long, glandular-hairy, lobes obovate to orbicular; staminodes straight, bristle-like; ovary densely glandular, hairy. Capsule 2 x 0.2 cm, linear, densely glandular hairy
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: On wet rocks in grasslands
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kalvarimala, Alampetty, Karimalagopuram, Rope way Ghaut, Walayar, Ponmudi
   
 
   
 
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