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  Andrographis affinis
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Andrographis affinis Nees in DC., Prodr. 11: 517. 1847; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1050(736). 1925; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 297. 1989; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 229. 1999. Andrographis neesiana Wight var. affinis (Nees) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 504. 1884.
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  Description: Subshrubs. Leaves to 4 x 2 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, coriaceous, margin thickened, sparsely strigose above, subsessile. Racemes axillary and terminal, glandular pubescent, to 5 cm; pedicels 2 mm; bracts 3 mm, lanceolate, bracteoles 2, minute; calyx lobes 4 mm, glandular-pubescent; corolla tube 9 mm, bilabiate, glandular hairy, white; ovary 1 mm, puberulus. Capsule 1.5 cm, oblong, glandular-pubescent.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Kottayam, Idukki, Alappuzha
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  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Olikkudy
   
 
   
 
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