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  Exacum walkeri
 
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  Family: GENTIANACEAE
  Citation:  Exacum walkeri Griseb., Gen. Sp. Gent. 110. 1838 & in DC., Prodr. 9: 45. 1845; Mohanan et al., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 79: 450. 1982; Klackenberg, Opera Bot. 84: 73. 1985; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 307. 1994.
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  Description: Shrubs with a short rootstock; stem to 60 cm high, dichotomously branched, subquadrangular at base, 4-angular in upper half. Leaves broadly ovate to suborbicular, rounded or truncate at base, subacute to acute, 3(-5)-nerved, the nerves prominent beneath, shortly petiolate; petioles 2-4 mm long. Flowers solitary in forks of branches and leaf-axils, very occasionally in terminal, dichasial cymes. Pedicels slightly nodding, 1.5-2.6 cm long. Bracts ovate-lanceolate, 2-11 x 1.25-6 mm, foliaceous above. Calyx lobes 5, lanceolate, to 7 x 1.75 mm, long-acuminate; wings in fruiting calyx 2-3 mm wide, rounded at base. Corolla white; lobes 5, obliquely erect, oblong-elliptic, 12-16 x 6-8 mm, acute. Anthers uniformly broad, 4-5 mm long. Capsule ovoid to elliptic, 8-10 mm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-February
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Rocky slopes in grasslands
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  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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  Localities: Ponmudi
   
 
   
 
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