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  Asystasia travancorica
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Asystasia travancorica Bedd., Ic. t. 178. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 494. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1063(745). 1924; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 343. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 293. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 505. 2002.
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  Description: Erect herbs, 50-70 cm high. Leaves to 15 x 1.5 cm, acute to acuminate at both ends, glabrous or thinly hairy; nerves 5-6 pairs, oblique. Racemes 1-3, terminal, interrupted. Flowers clustered; calyx 6 mm long, oblong, acute, glabrate, basely connate; corolla 20 mm long, violet, lobes obtuse; anthers obtuse at base, glabrous. Capsule 25 mm long, puberulus; seeds 4, cubical, rugose.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 900-1400
  Localities: Thannikkudy, Sivaloda, Silent Valley R. F., Chemungi, Base of Agathyamala
   
 
   
 
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