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  Belosynapsis kewensis
 
  Family: COMMELINACEAE
  Citation:  Belosynapsis kewensis Hassk., Flora 54: 259. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1551(1082). 1931. Cyanotis kewensis (Hassk.) Clarke in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 3: 243. t. 5. 6. 1881; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 388. 1892.
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  Description: Prostrate herbs; stems and branches thick, somewhat fleshy, 7-30 cm long, rooting at the nodes, densely hairy, hairs turning brown on drying. Leaves radical and cauline, rather fleshy, densely villous and ciliate, radical rosulate, elliptic, acuminate, base narrowed, 3.5-5.5 cm long, 1-2 cm wide, cauline distichous, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, base usually cordately auriculate on one side, on erect shoots base usually equally rounded 1-5 cm long, 0.6-1.8 cm wide, often bright red beneath, especially on the apical part; sheaths short, densely villous. Flowers 4-8, small, racemed in pairs on a densely hairy peduncle, blue or rose-purple with blue-hairy filaments, shortly pedicelled; bracts short, hairy, elliptic-oblong. Sepals 3, subequal, with long, rufous hairs from bulbous bases. Petals 3, subequal, free. Stamens 6, all perfect; filaments bearded; anthers oblong. Ovary 3-celled; ovules 2 in each cell, collateral, one erect, one pendulous; style filiform. Capsules hairy, 3-celled, loculicidally 3-valved. Seeds 2 in each cell, subcubical or shortly cylindric, obscurely pitted.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: South India
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