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  Achyranthes aspera var. porphyristachya
 
  Family: AMARANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Achyranthes aspera L. var. porphyristachya (Wall. ex Moq.) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 730. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1176(824). 1925; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 405. 2005. Achyranthes porphyristachya Wall. ex Moq. in DC., Prodr. 13: 316. 1849.
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  Description: Straggling subshrubs. Leaves decussate, oblanceate, 3-6 by 2-3 cm, base cuneate, apex acuminate, pubescent, chartaceous. Flowers in terminal and / or axillary spikes, bisexual; bracts and bracteoles spine-tipped; tepals 5, unequal, 1-3 nerved; stamens 5, connate, alternate with fimbriate staminodes; ovary superior, 1-locular, ovule 1, basal. Fruit a dehiscent utricle. Seed 1.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude:
  Localities: Kakki hills, Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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