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  Ammannia auriculata
 
  Family: LYTHRACEAE
  Citation:  Ammannia auriculata Willd., Enum. Hort. Berol. 1: 7. t.7. 1803; Vasudevan, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 10: 238. 1968; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 191. 1988. Ammannia senegalensis sensu Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 570. 1879, p.p., non Lam. 1791.
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  Description: Plant 12-40 cm tall, erect or decumbent. Stem usually unbranched. Leaves linear-lanceolate, auriculate, 6-60 mm long, 1.75-8 mm broad. Cymes (1-) 2-3(-13) flowered; peduncle (1.5-) 2-4(-6) mm long. Pedicel 1-4 mm long. Hypanthium 1.5-3 mm long, 1.25-3.5 mm broad, vertically 8-10-green-ribbed; ribs obscure in fruit. Epicalyx minute. Petals obovate-cuneate or absent. Stamens inserted above the middle of the hypanthium. Ovary 1-2 mm long, 1-2 mm broad; style 1-1.75 mm long. Capsule slightly exceeding the hypanthium, 2-3 mm long and 2-3 mm agasthyanum broad. Seeds discoid.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Kannur
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  Habitat: Paddy fields
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Tellicherry
   
 
   
 
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