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  Belosynapsis moluccana
 
  Family: COMMELINACEAE
  Citation:  Belosynapsis moluccana (Roxb.) Fischer, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1928: 406. 1928. Commelina moluccana Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 176. 1820. Tradescantia terminalis Blume, Enum. Pl. Jav. 1: 6. 1827. Murdannia terminalis (Blume) Raizada, Indian For. 84: 499. 1958; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 489. 1994; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 741. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 708. 2009.
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  Description: Diffuse herbs, branched from near the base; branches radiating, upto 45 cm long, rooting at the nodes. Leaves of the main stem larger, 12-30 x 1-2.2 cm, of the branches smaller, 4-10 x 0.7-1.8 cm, all linear or linear-lanceolate, margins sparsely ciliate towards base, apex acute, nerves 6-11. Panicles terminal, subglobose or subcorymbose, 4-10 flowered; pedicels 3-4 mm long; bracts 4-6 x 4-5 mm, ovate, obtuse. Sepals 3, 3-4.5 x 2-2.5 mm, elliptic, obtuse. Petals 3, blue or purple, 3-4 x 2-2.5 mm, elliptic or obovate, obtuse. Stamens 3; filaments c. 3 mm long, flat, violet with monoliform hairs; staminoides 3. Ovary c. 1.5 mm long, trigonous; style c. 2 mm long; stigma capitate. Capsule 4-5 x 2.5-3.5 mm, 3-gonous, elliptic. Seeds 2-per locule, 2-2.5 x 2-2.5 mm, trigonous, pitted.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands and waste lands
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka and China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Kayamkulam, Theerthakara-Neyyar
   
 
   
 
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