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  Andrographis neesiana var. neesiana
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Andrographis neesiana Wight, Ic. t. 1561. 1850, var. neesiana; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 504. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1049(735). 1924; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 342. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 342. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 21. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 335. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 33. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 292. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 230. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 226. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 503. 2002.
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  Description: Herbs, branches strigose. Leaves simple, opposite, 2-4 x 2 cm, ovate-elliptic, acute at both ends, glabrous, ciliate, nearly sessile; nerves 5 pairs. Panicle 2-5 x 4 cm, congested, terminal, strigose; flowers densely arranged. Calyx lobes 6 mm long, linear, acuminate, glandular hairy. Corolla 14 mm long, brownish-purple, tube not ventricose, upper lip emarginate; lobes of lower lip obtuse, hairy. Stamens 2, filaments broadened below; anthers attenuate at base; style hairy. Capsule 16 x 3 mm, oblong, acute, hairy; seeds 6, glabrous.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1200-1500
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Olikkudy, Mangaladevi, Karimala, Munnar, Devicolam, Minnampara forest, Silent Valley R. F., Kottur R.F., Pooyamkutty, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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