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  Asystasia dalzelliana
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Asystasia dalzelliana Sant., Kew Bull. 1948: 276. 1948; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 222. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 300. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 275. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 298. 1989; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 332. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 570. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 343. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 343. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 269. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 490. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 232. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 292. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 376. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 533. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 606. 2009. Asystasia violacea Dalz. ex Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4:494.1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1063(744). 1884, non Dalz. 1850. Asystasia coromandelina Curtis, Bot. Mag. t. 4248. 1846, non Wight.
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  Description: Erect or diffuse herbs; branches 4-angled, tomentose. Leaves simple, opposite, 2-3.5 x 1.5-2.2 cm, broadly ovate to elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate; lateral nerves close, pubescent; petiole to 1 cm long. Flowers in terminal or subterminal secund racemes. Calyx lobes 5, 5-6 mm long, lanceolate. Corolla lilac or blue; tube to 2.5 cm long, puberulous without; lobes 5, subequal, spreading, orbicular. Stamens 4; anthers c. 3 mm long. Style to 1.5 cm long, puberulous below. Capsule to 1.5 cm long, calvate, stalked, pubescent, beaked; seeds 2-4, 0.5 mm cross, orbicular or angular.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests and also in the plains
  Distribution: Tropical Asia and Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Rosemala, Kallar, Vellimala, Nelluyampathy forests, Tiruvalla, Pathenthode, Panathur, Karimbam, Taliparamba, Kannoth, Neriamangalam to Velvara, Ponmudi, Thazhakkara, Nedumkayam, Vandalodu, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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