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  Polygala sibirica
  Citation:  Polygala sibirica L., Sp. Pl. 702. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 205. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 58(42). 1915; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 37. 1982; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 16. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 32. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 66. 1990; R.N. Banerjee in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2:481.1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 65. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 38. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 64. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 63. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 21. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 26. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 18. 2002; R.N. Banerjee & N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 302. 2005. Polygala sibirica L. var. heyneana (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Bennett in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 205. 1872. Polygala heyneana Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 38. 1834.
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  Description: Diffuse herbs. Leaves 11-15 x 5-7 mm, oblong, acute at both ends, glabrous. Racemes 5-10 mm long, axillary. Flowers densely packed, blue; outer sepals broadly ovate, unequal; inner sepals 3 x 1.5 mm, elliptic, acuminate, glabrous; wing petals 3 mm long, obovate, dorsal petal 4 mm long; crest fimbriate, branched. Capsule 2 x 2 mm, orbicular, glabrous, seeds 1.5 x 1 mm, hairy, caruncle-lobes equal.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode
  Habitat: Shola forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia, China and Europe
  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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  Localities: Olikkudy, Vellimala, Kanthaloor forests, Vengoli, Sispara, Kunthipuzha-Poochipara, Agastyarkudam, Kunda hills

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