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  Viola hamiltoniana
 
  Family: VIOLACEAE
  Citation:  Viola hamiltoniana D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 206. 1825; S.P. Banerjee & B.B. Pramanik, Fasc. Fl. Ind. 12: 23. 1983 & in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 363. 1993; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 56. 1997. Viola arcuata Blume, Bijdr. 58. 1825; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 25. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 16. 1998. Viola distans Wall., Trans. Med. Soc. Calcutta 7: 227. 1885; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 183. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 48(35). 1915.
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  Description: Herbs; stem very short or absent. Leaves radical, 4.5 x 5.5 cm, ovate, acute at apex, cordate at base, crenate; petiole to 15 cm long, slender. Flowers axillary, solitary, long-pedicelled; pedicel 15-18 cm long; sepals ovate, 6 mm long, glandular, serrate; petals white, lower petals 11 x 5 cm, spurred at base; other petals smaller, obovate, obtuse; stamens 5, anthers connate, lowers two anthers with spurred connectives; filaments broad; ovary 1-celled, ovules many, parietal; style 1. Capsule 5 x 3 mm, ampulliform, glabrous; seeds, many, black, rugose.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): Idukki, Malappuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Alvarakurichi, Melmanalar, Kunda hills
   
 
   
 
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