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  Boerhavia erecta
 
  Family: NYCTAGINACEAE
  Citation:  Boerhavia erecta L., Sp. Pl. 3. 1753; N.C. Nair et al., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 61: 216. 1964; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 242. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 328. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 374. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 330. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 658. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 384. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 256. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 404. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 586. 2009. Boerhavia punarnava Saha & Krishnamurthy, J. Sci. Indust. Res. 21 C. 249. 1962.
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  Description: Erect herbs. Leaves in unequal pairs, 2-4 x 1.2-3 cm, elliptic-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, base cuneate or subacute, margin repand, apex acute to apiculate, subsucculent; petiole to 1.2 cm long. Panicle zig-zag, axillary and terminal; umbellules 2-4-flowered. Pedicels upto 6 mm long. Perianth white with pink stripes, c. 3 mm across; tube 2-2.5 mm long. Stamens 1 or 3. Fruit c. 2.5 mm long, obconic, apex truncate, the grooves between the ribs somewhat undulate.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests and wastelands
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Chinnar, Tiruvalla, Tellicherry, Walayar, Kayamkulam, Cochin, Mavelikkara
   
 
   
 
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