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  Ammannia octandra
 
  Family: LYTHRACEAE
  Citation:  Ammannia octandra L.f., Suppl. Pl. 127. 1782.
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  Description: Herbs to 50 cm high. Leaves opposite, 4.5 x 0.7 cm, oblong-lanceolate, chartaceous, glabrous, base auriculate-subcordate, margin entire, apex acuminate. Cymes simple, axillary; pedicel to 1 mm. Flowers 7 mm across. Calyx-tube 4 mm, angular, margins sharp; lobes 4, 1 mm. Petals 4, red with a darker midnerve, orbicular, 4 mm, fugacious, crumpled. Stamens 4+4, inserted at different levels on calyx-tube; filaments to 6 mm. Ovary 1.5 mm, 4-celled; style 5 mm. Capsule 4.5 mm, equalling the thick calyx-tube; seeds turgid.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
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  Habitat: Marshy areas
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: Yes
  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
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