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  Knoxia wightiana
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Knoxia wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 440. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 129. 1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 622(439). 1921; Bhattacharjee & Deb, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 6: 81. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 223. 1988; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 178. 1998; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 425. 2009.
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  Description: Glabrous woody herbs. Leaves simple, opposite, 6 x 1 cm, linear-lanceolate, curved, folded, glabrous, sessile; stipules ovate, 6 mm long, acute with few glandular teeth. Cymes 5-6 cm across, peduncled. Flowers 5 mm long, sessile. Calyx 1.5 mm long, lobes obtuse. Corolla-tube densely villous within. Style 4 mm long. Capsule 2.5 x 2.5 mm; mericarps compressed, glabrous.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Idukki, Kannur, Wayanad, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Kavalappara, Brahmagiri
   
 
   
 
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