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  Gymnostachyum latifolium var. latifolium
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Gymnostachyum latifolium (Dalz.) Anders., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 9: 505. 1867, var. latifolium; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 509. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1053(738). 1924; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 279. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 204. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 337. 1988; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 296. 1998; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 612. 2009. Cryptophragmium latifolium Dalz. in Hook.'s, J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 2: 137. 1850. Phlogacanthus latifolius Wight, Ic. t. 1537. 1850.
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  Description: Subshrubs, stem with small warts. Leaves 9-12 x 5-6 cm, broadly elliptic, acuminate at apex, glabrous; nerves 10-13 pairs, nervules parallel; petiole 5-6 cm long. Panicles axillary and terminal, minutely strigose; bracts and bracteoles similar, linear. Flowers densely packed, pedicelled; sepals 5.5 mm long, lanceolate, basally united. Corolla 15 mm long, greenish-yellow, lobes oblong, obtuse; filaments thinly hairy at base. Capsule 2 x 0.2 cm, linear-oblong, acute; seeds ovoid, golden brown, densely hairy.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-November
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Kasaragode, Kannur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Chokkampetti, Damsite, Teerthundamala
   
 
   
 
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