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  Boerhavia chinensis
 
  Family: NYCTAGINACEAE
  Citation:  Boerhavia chinensis (L.) Asch. & Schweinf. in Schweinf., Beitr. Fl. Aethiop. 1: 167. 1867, "Boerhaavia"; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 327. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 255. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 252. 2002. Valeriana chinensis L., Sp. Pl. 33. 1753. Boerhavia repanda Willd., Sp. Pl. 1: 22. 1797; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 709. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1163(814). 1925.
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  Description: Diffuse herbs with divaricate scandent branches; stems white, glabrous. Leaves equal, ovate, acute, shallowly lobed, cordate at base, lineolate; petiole to 2.5 cm long. Flowers 1 cm long, 3-6 together in panicled umbel; pedicels 13 mm long, capillary; bracts 3 mm long, glandular; perianth 8 mm long, narrow, pink. Capsule 8 x 1.5 mm, oblanceolate, densely lineolate, glandular.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: West Asia, India and Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  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: Kumily, Keerapady
   
 
   
 
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