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  Justicia gendarussa
 
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  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Justicia gendarussa Burm. f., Fl. Ind. 10. 1768; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 532. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1079(755). 1924; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 305. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 283. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 205. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 589. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 341. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 508. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 297. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 230. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 542. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 616. 2009. Gendarussa vulgaris Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 104. 1832; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 216. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 300. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 347. 1994.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karunochi, Vathakodi, Vathamkolli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Daun Rusa, Gandarusa, Warer willow
  Description: Shrubs, branches dark purple, terete, smooth. Leaves 7-10 x 2 cm, linear or oblong-lanceolate, apex acute or obtuse, base acute, chartaceous, glabrous, lateral nerves 5-7 pairs, bluish; petiole 2-3 mm long. Spikes terminal, to 8 cm long, narrow; bracts linear, 4 mm long. Flowers white; calyx lobes linear-lanceolate, 5 mm long; corolla white with purple streaks, 1.5 cm long; ovary and style puberulus. Capsule 12 mm long, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Tropical Africa and Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Vazhani, Thekkady, Parambikulam, Panthenthode border, Peradala, Kayamkulam, Kanjirakadavu
   
 
   
 
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