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  Andrographis alata
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Andrographis alata (Vahl) Nees in DC., Prodr. 11: 516. 1847; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 502. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1049(735). 1925; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 341. 1990. Justicia alata Vahl, Enum. Pl. 1: 139. 1804.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vallikiriyathu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Slender subshrubs to 1 m. Leaves opposite, 7 x 3 cm, elliptic-obovate, gradually acute, puberulous above; petiole to 0.5 cm. Panicles axillary and terminal, to 10 cm; flowers ca. 1 cm apart, subsessile; pedicel 0.3 cm; bracts lanceolate, 0.3 cm, acute; bracteoles 2. Calyx-lobes 5, to 4 mm, glandular-hairy, acute. Corolla white with purple lines, eglandular without, 10 x 0.2 cm across; tube 6 mm, puberulous within the throat below; upper lip 7 mm; lower lip 8 mm, free. Stamens 2, to 1 cm; anthers 2.5 mm, glabrous. Ovary oblong, 1.5 mm, pubescent; style 1 cm, hairy. Capsule oblong, 1.5 x 0.3 cm, acute, glandular-hairy; seeds ovoid, 1.5 mm across.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shady areas in grasslands
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kaikatty forests-Pothundy
   
 
   
 
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