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  Adenosma malabaricum
 
  Family: SCROPHULARIACEAE
  Citation:  Adenosma malabaricum Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 264. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 949(666). 1923; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 314. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 277. 1989.
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  Description: Erect herb, 25 cm tall. Leaves ovate to ovate- oblong, crenulate, up to 3 cm long, 1.5cm broad; petiole .2 cm. Flowers axillary below, uppermost in leafy heads; 3 outer sepals in fruit lanceolate, one rather larger, hirsute, 2 inner subulate-lanceolate; calyx lobes 1-7 cm long, lanceolate, hirsute; corolla 2-lipped, the tube cylindric; upper lip erect, entire or notched, outermost in bud; lower spreading, 3-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous. Capsules c. 1.5 cm long, ellipsoid; seeds minutely dotted in lines.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Kottayam, Kannur, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Banks of streams
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kannoth
   
 
   
 
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