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  Lepidagathis spinosa
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Lepidagathis spinosa Wight ex Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 97. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 517. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1067(747). 1924; Remadevi & Binoj., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 25:229.2001.
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  Description: Herbs, straggling and procumbent, scarcely pubescent. Leaves opposite, 2-3.5 x 1-1.5 cm, lanceolate, entire, mucronate, pubescent on both surfaces; lateral nerves 4-6 pairs, spiny at the tip of the leaf; petiole 0.5-1.5 cm.. Inflorescence terminal or axillary clusters, a bunch contain 6-9 spikes, ca 2 x 0.5 cm, compact; bracts 0.3-0.4 x 0.1-0.2 cm, lanceolate, pointed, glandular with hirsute hairs on the surface; bracteoles membraneous, white coloured with brownish tip, acuminate 0.4- 0.5 x 0.1- 0.2 cm. Calyx 5, fused, one is slightly larger than the others, 0.5-0.7 x 0.2 cm, lanceolate, acuminate, glandular and hairy on the margin. Corolla bilipped, white with dark pubescent pink spots on the 3 lobes and small pink dots on the central lobe, glandular hairs on the corolla tube and the petal lobes. Stamens 4, didynamous 0.2 and 0.1 cm long, anther lobes ca. 0.1 cm. Fruit in an ellipsoidal capsule, glabrous pointed tip, ca. 0.4 x 0.2 cm; seeds 2 glabrous orbicular.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Pathanamthitta
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  Habitat: Deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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