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  Ecbolium ligustrinum var. ligustrinum
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Ecbolium ligustrinum (Vahl) Vollesen, Kew Bull. 44: 651. 1989, var. ligustrinum; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 338. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 497. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 295. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 228. 2002. Justicia ligustrina Vahl, Enum. Pl. 1: 118. 1804. Justicia dentata Klein ex Link in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 1: 48. 1820. Justicia livida Nees in DC., Prodr. 11: 427. 1847. Ecbolium linneanum Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 40: 75. 1871; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 544. 1885, p. p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1074(752). 1924. Ecbolium linneanum Kurz var. dentatum (Klein ex Link) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 545. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1074(752). 1924. Ecbolium linneanum Kurz var. laetevirens (Vahl) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 545. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1074(752). 1924. Ecbolium viride (Forssk.) Alston var. dentatum (Klein ex Link) Santapau, Rec. Bot. Surv. India 16: 208. 1967. Ecbolium viride (Forssk.) Alston var. laetevirens (Vahl) Raizada, Indian For. Rec. 84: 482. 1958; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 218. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 302. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 277. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 335. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 576. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 348. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 346. 1994.
  Malayalam Name(s): Odiyamadantha
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  Description: Glabrous shrubs, stem terete. Leaves 16-22 x 3-6 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate at both ends, lateral nerves 7 pairs; petiole 3.5 cm long. Spikes terminal, to 12 cm long; bracts 23 x 12 mm, elliptic, glabrous; bracteoles filiform. Flowers many; sepals 5 mm long, linear, acuminate, hirsute, united at base, corolla bluish-green, bilabiate, tube 27 mm long, narrow, upper lip linear-oblong, shortly bifid; lower lip deeply 3-lobed; tube 25 mm long, narrow, hairy; stamens 2; style slender, stigma 2-lobed, clavate. Capsule 23 x 10 mm, clavate, thinly hairy; seeds one in each chamber, 8 x 8 mm, orbicular, compressed, white, rugulose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and Africa
  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:
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  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Vazhani, Pamba, Parambikulam, Vengoli, Kannoth, Thuthampara, Maloth, Panangad
   
 
   
 
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