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  Andrographis elongata
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Andrographis elongata (Vahl) Anders., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 9: 502. 1867; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 502. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1048(735). 1924; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 335. 1996. Justicia elongata Vahl, Enum. Pl. 1: 130. 1804.
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  Description: Erect herbs up to 2 m long with divaricate branches; stem stout, tetragonous, pubescent. Leaves opposite, 1.5-3 x .5-1.5 cm, ovate, acute, rounded and then decurrent at base, slightly pubescent; lateral veins 3-4 pairs; petioles less than .5 cm long. Racemes axillary, branches elongated, peduncle up to 12 cm long pubescent; flowers distant; pedicels very short or 0. Calyx 5-lobed, lobes very slender, 2-4 mm long, glandular pubescent. Corolla white, apparently pink, obscurely 2-lobed, 3-8 x 3-5 mm across, glandular hairy without. Stamens 2, to 1.3 cm long, puberulous, 1.4 cm; anthers 2 mm long, glabrous. Ovary oblong, 1 cm long, puberulous; style 1.2 cm long, hairy. Capsule 1.5-2 x .1-.2 cm long, oblong, compressed, minutely hairy acute. seeds 8-12, c. 1 mm long, ovoid, pale brown.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Peechi
   
 
   
 
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