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  Plantago erosa
 
  Family: PLANTAGINACEAE
  Citation:  Plantago erosa Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 423. 1820; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 63. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 326. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 255. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 665. 2009. Plantago major sensu Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 705. 1885 p.p., non L. 1753; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 224. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 38.1996. Plantago asiatica sensu Wight, Illustr. t. 177. 1850; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1160(811). 1923, non L. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nilachakka, Njaramboori
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Herbs, stem short or absent. Leaves radical, 7 x 5 cm, ovate, apex obtuse, base cuneate into a winged petiole, villous; petiole 5-6 cm long, sheathing at base. Flowers in elongated axillary dense spikes, bracts ovate, keeled; sepals 4, 2.5 mm long, ovate; corolla 2.5 mm long, salver-shaped, shortly lobed at apex, white; stamens 4, epipetalous, anthers versatile; ovary 1-celled; ovules 5-10; style 1, terminal, stigma linear. Capsule circumscissile, 6 x 3 mm; seeds many, oblong, black.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pothumala, Vellimala, Vattavada, Sispara, Old Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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