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  Belosynapsis vivipara
 
  Family: COMMELINACEAE
  Citation:  Belosynapsis vivipara (Dalz.) C.E.C. Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1928: 252. 1928 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1551(1082). 1931; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 324. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 515. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 485. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 26. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 347. 1997; Muktesh, Epiphytic Fl. Western Ghats 128. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 459. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 355. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 732. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 885. 2009. Cyanotis vivipara Dalz. in Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 3: 226. 1851; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 388. 1892.
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  Description: Epiphytic herbs with creeping branches; 5-15 cm high; stem hirtus. leaves basal and cauline, basal larger, to 10 x 1.5 cm, oblong-lanceolate, densely villous below, glabrous above; sheath tubular, densely hairy. Cymes sessile, few, along the creeping branches; bracteoles absent. Flowers few together. Septemberals 3, free, 1.5 x 1.5 mm, elliptic, acute, hairy. Petals 3, free, 3 x 1.5 mm, obovate, acute, pink. Stamens 6, filaments beard. Ovary obovate, hairy, 3-celled, 2-ovules in each cell. Capsule 6-seeded.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Wayanad, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): Yes
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 750-1200
  Localities: Rosemala, Chenthamarakokka, Pooppara, Valiyaparathode, Pathenthode, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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