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  Polycarpaea corymbosa
 
  Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE
  Citation:  Polycarpaea corymbosa (L.) Lam., Tabl. Encycl. 2: 129. 1792; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 245. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 65(46). 1915; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 38. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 76. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 67. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 52. 1988; N. C. Majumdar in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 549. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 67. 1994; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 37. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 16. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 49. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 26. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 19. 2002; P. Daniel in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 313. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 101. 2009. Achyranthes corymbosa L., Sp. Pl. 205. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Achaaramkolli, Akkaramkolli
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  Description: Erect annual herbs with long tap root, densely tomentose to glabrescent. Leaves pseudoverticillate, 5-18 x 1-3 mm, linear to linear-oblong or linear-lanceolate, apex apiculate; stipules 2-4 mm long, lanceolate, fimbriate, scarious. Flowers in deanse, terminal dichasial cymes, arranged in corymbs; pedicels c. 3 mm long; bracts white, ovate, acute. Sepals 5, 3-5 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate, scarious-margined, silvery-white. Petals 5, c. 1 mm long, ovate-suborbicular, obtuse, reddish, persistent. Stamens 5; filaments c. 1 mm long. Ovary ovoid, 1-loculed; ovules many on free-central placenta. Capsules c. 2 mm long, ovoid, 3-valved. Seeds many, reniform, light brown.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: In the plains and deciduous forests
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Peechi, Vazhani, Chinnar, Ezhimala, Marayur, Vengoli, Cannanore, Manjeswar, Ambalapuzha
   
 
   
 
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