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  Asystasia crispata
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Asystasia crispata Benth., Linnaea 24: 647. 1852; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 494. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1063(745). 1924; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 569. 1990; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 33. 1998.
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  Description: Small shrubs. Leaves opposite, 6-9 x 3-5 cm, elliptic-ovate, apex shortly acuminate, base rounded to broadly acute, margin crenulate or crispate, thinly scabrous or puberulous along nerves; lateral nerves ca. 6 pairs; petiole to 2 cm. Racemes terminal, usually paired, to 8 cm; lower flowers 0.5 cm apart, subsessile; bracts lanceolate, 2 cm. Calyx-lobes 5, lanceolate, 6 x 1 mm, thinly pubescent, acute. Corolla purple, violet to pink, 3 cm across; tube 2 cm, sparsely hairy without; lobes 5, ca. 1 cm. Stamens 2; filaments pairs 7 and 10 mm long; anthers 2.5 mm. Ovary 2.5 mm; style 2 cm. Capsule 1.5 x 0.6 cm, pubescent, beak 1.5 cm; seeds angular, 0.6 cm across.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Idukki, Malappuram
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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