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  Justicia prostrata
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Justicia prostrata (Roxb. ex Clarke) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1081(757). 1924; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 341. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 591. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 510. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 298. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 231. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 382. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 544. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 617. 2009. Justicia diffusa Willd., Sp. Pl. 1: 87. 1800, var. prostrata Roxb. ex Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 538. 1885. Rostellularia prostrata (Roxb. ex Clarke) Majumdar, Bull. Bot. Soc. Bengal 25: 75. 1971; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 219. 1982; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 353. 1994.
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  Description: Erect or prostrate herbs, stem puberulus. Leaves to 1.7 x 1 cm, ovate, apex obtuse or acute, base rounded, nerves 4 pairs; petiole 7 mm long. Spikes 1.5 cm long, terminal, cylindrical to ovoid; bracts and bracteoles similar, 2 mm long. Flowers lax; calyx lobes 3 mm long, lanceolate, glabrous; corolla 4 mm long, white, glabrous; ovary glabrous. Capsule 3 mm long, glabrous; seeds triangular, rugose, puberulus, reddish brown.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Alappuzha, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Vallakkadavu, Thekkady, Tiruvalla, Cannanore, Alleppey town, Karimpuzha
   
 
   
 
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