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  Gymnostachyum latifolium var. decurrens
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Gymnostachyum latifolium (Dalz.) Anders. var. decurrens Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1053(738). 1924; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 337. 1988.
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  Description: Subshrubs to 80 cm tall, stem erect subquadrangular. Leaves simple, opposite, 7.5-18 x 5-15 cm. broadly ovate, acute at apex, acuminate at base and decurrent on the long petiole; lateral nerves 10-14 pairs, equally spaced. Flowers in axillary racemes or panicles; bracteoles 2 mm long, lanceolate. Calyx 6 mm long, lobes 5, linear, acute. Corolla 2.5 cm long, blue, yellow at the tip of lobes, 2-lipped, upper lip 8 mm long, 2-lobed; lower lip 3 partite to the base. Stamens 2, exserted, glabrous. Capsule 2 cm long, linear, striate; seeds ca. 24, suborbicular, hairy when wet.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Ambayathode, Chandanathode, Taliparamba
   
 
   
 
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