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  Bacopa hamiltoniana
 
  Family: SCROPHULARIACEAE
  Citation:  Bacopa hamiltoniana (Benth.) Wettst. in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. 4(3b): 77. 1891; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 192. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 511. 1990; Joseph, Aquatic Angiosp. Malabar 210. 1991; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 319. 1996. Herpestis hamiltoniana Benth., Scroph. Ind. 30. 1835; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 272. 1884. Moniera hamiltoniana (Benth.) Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay 2: 286. 1905; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 953(669). 1923.
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  Description: Stout herbs, erect or decumbent at base, stem simple or branched. Leaves to 2.5 x 0.5 cm, linear lanceolate, acute, base truncate, entire, subsessile. Flowers sessile, axillary; bracteoles linear, subulate. Calyx 4 mm long, 5-partite, 2 outer lobes brodly ovate, 3 x 3 mm; inner 3 x 1 mm, lanceolate. Corolla bluish-pink, slightly longer than the calyx; upper lip emarginated. Stamens didynamous; anthers white. Ovary globose, 3 mm aross, 2-celled, ovules many in each cell; style dilated at apex. Capsule globose, 3 mm across; seeds narrowly oblong, yellowish-brown.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Ernakulam, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Along stream banks
  Distribution: India, Myanmar and West Africa
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peechi
   
 
   
 
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