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  Eranthemum nervosum
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Eranthemum nervosum (Vahl) R. Br., Prodr. 1: 477. 1810; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1023(719). 1924; Remadevi & Binoj., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 24:749. 2000. Justicia nervosa Vahl, Enum. Pl. 1: 164. 1804.
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  Description: Perennial erect shrubs, 1-1.75 m high; stem quandrangular, glabrous internode 3-4 cm long; petiole 0.5-1.5 cm. Leaves opposite, 4-9 x 2.5-5 cm, ovate, elliptic, entire caudate, glabrous, lateral nerves 6-7 pairs. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, peduncle 1.5-3 cm long, spikes in close 4-5 cm long panicles; bracts foliaceous, elliptic ovate, caudate, pubescent, nerves dark green and pale or whitish between the nerves, 2-2.5 x 0.8-1 cm; flower bracts foliaceous, glabrous, 1.5-1.8 x 0.8-1 cm; bracteoles lanceolate, acuminate, 0.5 -0.6 x 0.1 cm. Calyx lobes 5, divided half way down, segments unequal, 0.6-0.8 x0.1 cm. Corolla deep blue, l tube ca. 2.5 cm long, minutely pubescent, lobes 5, subequal, glabrous, obovate, ca. 1 x 1 cm; Stamens 2, filaments ca. 0.8 cm, blue, glabrous, anther lobes dorsifixed, ca. 0.2 cm. Ovary ca. 0.4 x 0.1 cm, ellipsoidal; style 3-4 cm hairy.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Kannur
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  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Tropical Asia
  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
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