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  Rungia muralis
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Rungia muralis Nees in DC., Prodr. 11: 470. 1847; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 289. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 311. 1989; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 235. 2002. Rungia parviflora (Retz.) Nees var. muralis (Nees) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4:550.1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1072(750). 1924.
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  Description: Herbs. Leaves 3-5 x 2 cm, ovate-elliptic, apex acute, membranous. Spike to 2 cm, dense, terminal and axillary, barren bract 4-5 x 2.5 mm, ovate, acute, fertile 3.5-4.5 x 2 mm, ovate, emarginate, mucronate, margin ciliate; bracteoles 2 mm, elliptic, acute; calyx 2 mm, lobes 5, linear, ciliate; corolla bluish-white, 5 mm; stamens 2, lower cell spurred. Capsule ca 2.5 mm, ovoid; seeds 4.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kasaragode
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  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  Distribution: India and Myanmar
  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: Karimala, Bekal, Manjeswar
   
 
   
 
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