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  Acranthera grandiflora
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Acranthera grandiflora Bedd., Ic. t. 26. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3:93.1880; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 611(431). 1921; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 220. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 145. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 306. 2002.
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  Description: Herbs, stem silky-villous. Leaves obovate or oblong-obovate, base attenuate, glabrous above and pubescent along the veins beneath, to 17 x 6 cm. Flowers pale-blue, funnel-shaped, tomentose, 6 cm long, in subterminal racemes.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-September
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal: ha
  Habitat: Evergeen 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
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 1000-1400
  Localities: Rosemala, on way to Agasthyarkundam, Agasthymala peak, Athirumala, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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