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  Ecbolium viride var. viride
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Ecbolium viride (Forssk.) Alston in Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceyl. 6: 229. 1931, var. viride; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 302. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 277. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 203. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 300. 1989; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 273. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 234. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 378. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 536. 2009. Justicia viridis Forssk., Fl. Aeg. Ar. 5. 1774. 1983. Justicia rotundifolia Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 108. 1832. Ecbolium linneanum Kurz var. rotundifolia (Nees) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 545. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1074(752). 1924. Ecbolium viride (Forssk.) Alston var. rotundifolia (Nees) Raizada, Indian For. Rec. 84: 482. 1958; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 217. 1982.
  Malayalam Name(s): Koranda, Neelakarinkurunji, Odiyamadantha
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Blue fox tail
  Description: Woody undershrubs. Leaves opposite, 3-4 x 2-2.5 cm, sessile, ovate, acute, base truncate, puberulous. Flowers in dense terminal spikes; bracts shortly aristate, broadly ovate, minutely dentate, shortly acuminate, 2 x 1.5 cm. Calyx 5-partite, connate below; lobes linear. Corolla tube very long and slender, bluish-green; limb 2-lipped, the upper lip narrow, shortly 2-fid, the lower 3-lobed with broad pendent lobes. Stamens 2, attached near the top of the tube; anthers 2 celled, parallel. Fruit an ovoid compressed capsule narrowed into a solid stalk; seeds on curved retinacula.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Idukki, Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous 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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Alampetty, Aluvamkudi, Aruvanpara, Panathur, Taliparamba, Parappa, Alappuzha beach, Pooyamkutty, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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