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  Andrographis ceylanica
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Andrographis ceylanica Nees in Hook., Comp. Bot. Mag. 2: 313. 1836 & in DC., Prodr. 11: 518. 1847; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 214. 1982. Andrographis macrobotrys Nees var. parviflora Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 503. 1884.
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  Description: Scarcely branched herbs. Leaves opposite, to 6 x 2 cm, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, base subcordate or truncate, subsessile. Racemes axillary, elongate, 15-20 cm or more, glandular-hairy; flowers pink with purple blotches. Calyx lobes 5, narrowy lanceolate, glandular pubescent. Corolla small, conspicuously 2-lipped. Staminal filaments hirsute; anthers bearded. Capsules linear, glabrous; retinacula acute.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-November
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Malappuram, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Moist decidusous and semi-ervergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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