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  Adenosma subrepens
 
  Family: SCROPHULARIACEAE
  Citation:  Adenosma subrepens Benth., Gen. Pl. 2: 949. 1876; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 263. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 949(666). 1923; Mohanan et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 3: 648. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 280. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 277. 1989; Joseph, Aquatic Angiosp. Malabar 206. 1991; Pandura. & V.J. Nair, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 17: 173.1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 324. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 275. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 480. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 354. 2005.
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  Description: Low scandent herbs; stems villous, aromatic. Leaves opposite, to 4 x 2 cm, ovate, acute, crenate, cuneate at base, hispid above and below; nerves 6 pairs, prominent, nervules reticulate; petiole 7 mm long. Flowers axillary, solitary, subsessile; bracteoles absent; calyx 7 mm long, deeply lobed, lobes 5, upper larger, hirsute; corolla 10 mm long, blue, bilabiate, upper lip erect, entire, lower lip 3-lobed; stamens 4, didynamous, anthers stipitate, of shorter stamens 1-celled; ovary glabrous; style dialated at tip. Fruit a septicidal capsule; seeds many, pitted.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 350-700
  Localities: Koruthode, Angamoozhy, Kottur R.F., Painavu, Peppara
   
 
   
 
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