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  Exacum sessile
 
  Family: GENTIANACEAE
  Citation:  Exacum sessile L., Sp. Pl. 112. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 98. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 874(614). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 174. 1982; Klackenberg, Opera Bot. 84: 51. 1985; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 264. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 183. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 450. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 300. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 307. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 230. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 11,31. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 299. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 259. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 200. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 461. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 327. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 546. 2009.
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  Description: Erect herbs, to 20 cm high; stem narrowly winged. Leaves opposite, 0.3-0.7 x 0.1-0.2 cm, ovate, acute at apex, attenuate at base, sessile. Flowers small, on terminal, 1-2 flowered cymes; pedicels vary short. Calyx lobes c. 0.4 cm long. Corolla tube 0.2 cm long; lobes 0.4-0.5 cm long, elliptic, acute, prominently nerved. Stamens linear, 0.2 cm long. Style 0.3 cm long. Capsules ovoid, 0.4 cm diam; seeds minute, many. Calyx and corolla persistent in fruits.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude: 300-800
  Localities: Vazhachal, Thekkady, Kalvarimala, Pezha, Aruvanpara, Kokkathode, Aruvampara, Ariankavu, Kappukadu, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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