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  Lobelia heyneana
 
  Family: LOBELIACEAE
  Citation:  Lobelia heyneana Schult. in Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 5: 50. 1819; Haridasan & Mukh. in Nayar et al., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 19: 51. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 162. 1988; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 257. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 57. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 216. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 175. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 400. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 292. 2005; Rajeev & Diwakar, Indian J. For. 33: 628. 2010. Lobelia dichotoma Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. 2: 576. 1856; Haridasan & P.K. Mukh. in Nayar et al., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 19: 47. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 37. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 216. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 175. 2002. Lobelia trialata Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 157.1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 425. 1881, incl. var. lamifolia; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 736(518). 1921. Lobelia zeylanica sensu Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 425. 1881, incl. var. walkeri.
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  Description: Diffuse herbs, stem 3-winged, glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, 3 x 1.5 cm, obovate, apex obtuse or acute, base narrowly winged on the petiole, crenate-serrate, nerves 4 pairs; upper leaves sessile. Flowers in terminal, short raceme. Sepals 4.5 x 1 mm, lanceolate, glabrous. Corolla blue, 10 mm long, ventral lobe broader; lateral and dorsal lobes lanceolate. Anthers 2.5 mm long, 2 anthers with penicillate black hairs at apex. Style stout, curved; stigma with a ring of hairs below.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Wet areas in evergreen forests and moist grassy places
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia, China and Africa
  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
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  Altitude: 1000-2000
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Ponmudi, Kumarikulam, Anakuthivayal, Kariamchola, Karimala, Eravikulam, Sispara, Kakki hills, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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