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  Andrographis macrobotrys
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Andrographis macrobotrys Nees in DC., Prodr. 11: 516. 1847; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 503. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1048(735). 1924; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 299. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 331. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 342. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 335. 1996; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 9. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 231. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 292. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 109. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 225. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 375. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 605. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Uppali
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  Description: Erect or scandent subshrubs, stem stout, glabrous. Leaves 9-13 x 3-4 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, coriaceous, glabrous, nerves to 10 pairs; petiole 6 mm long. Racemes to 19 cm long, upper axillary; calyx lobes 3 mm long, glandular hairy; corolla 20 mm long, tube ventricose; upper lip entire, midlobe of the lower lip broader than laterals, hairy; filaments bulged at base. Capsule 25 mm long, linear oblong, glandular hairy, retinacula acute; seeds 8, glabrous.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad, Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Peechi, Kodanad, Kattalappara, Pachakkanam, Vengoli, Plapally, Ranni, Kannoth, Chekkary, Ayyappankovil-Nelliyampathi Ghat, Pooyamkutty, Damodaran Kolle
   
 
   
 
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