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  Exacum wightianum
 
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  Family: GENTIANACEAE
  Citation:  Exacum wightianum Arn., Ann. Sci. Nat Bot. ser. 2, 1: 176. 1839; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 97. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 873(614). 1923; Klackenberg, Opera Bot. 84: 74. 1985; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 53. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 259. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 203. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 200. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 462. 2002. Exacum atropurpureum Bedd. var. palghatense Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 874(614). 1923.
  Malayalam Name(s): Thavalakkalchedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Persian Violet
  Description: Shrubs, stem 4-winged. Leaves opposite, 6 x 4 cm, broadly ovate, lanceolate, acuminate, membranous, 5-nerved, sessile. Cymes axillary and terminal; calyx lobes winged, 12 mm, lanceolate, wings to 4 mm broad; corolla rotate, tube 6 mm, lobes 2 cm, oblanceolate, apiculate; stamens 5, filaments 4 mm; ovary many ovuled, style 8 mm, stigma sub capitate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-July
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1200-1800
  Localities: Olikkudy, Vellimala, Karimala, Kanthaloor forests, Lock-hert gap, Agasthymala peak, Chemungi, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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