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  Ecbolium ligustrinum var. aryankavensis
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Ecbolium ligustrinum (Vahl) Vollesen var. aryankavensis Remadevi & Binojkumar, J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 27: 1189. 2003.
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  Description: Shrubs; stem woody, glabrous, cylindrical; internodes 6-8 cm long; nodes pulvinous. Leaves opposite, ca. 17 x 6 cm, elliptic attenuate at base, acute at apex, entire, glabrous; petioles 2-2.5 cm long. Inflorescence terminal in fascicles of 2-3, 4-5 cm long; bracts elliptic-lanceolate, acute-mucronate, entire, ciliate along margins, 1.5-2 x ca 0.5 cm, dark reddish with green midrib; lateral nerves 3 or 4 pairs; bracteoles 2, minute. Calyx-lobes 5, lanceolate, 4-6 x ca 1 mm, basal part green, upper part reddish brown, ciliate and glandular hairy. Corolla-tube ca 4 cm long, hairy on the surface, blipped; lower lip ca 1.5 x 0.9 cm; upper lip narrow, pale yellowish green, 6-8 x 1-2 mm. Stamens 2, attached near the throat of the tube; filaments 1-1.5 cm long, sparsely hairy; anther-thecae ca 3 mm long. Ovary ca 4 x 2 mm; style 3-4 cm long, ciliate; stigma simple. Capsules ellipsoidal, compressed, stalked below the flattened region, with small apical beak, 2-2.5 x 1 -1.5 cm, ciliate; seeds 2, large, ca 6 x 6 mm across, white, basal notch present.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-January
  District(s): Kollam
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
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