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  Acranthera anamallica
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Acranthera anamallica Bedd., Ic. t. 25. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:93.1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 611(431). 1921; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 146. 2002.
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  Description: Herbs. Leaves 12-15 x 3-5 cm, obovate, apex acute, base attenuate, pubescent on veins beneath, sparsely hairy above; petiole 2-3 cm long, stipules ovate, acute, 5-8 x 3 cm. Cymes terminal, sessile; bracts ca 5 mm, linear. Flowers blue, pedicel 2-3 cm; calyx cup shaped, lobes 5, ca. 8 mm, obovate, glabrous within; corolla 2.5-3.5 cm, tawny villous outside, lobes 5, broadly oblong; stamens 5, included in the corolla tube, filaments ca 2 cm; ovary 1-celled, style ca 2 cm, filiform, stigma clavate. Berry oblong.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Valiyathode
   
 
   
 
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