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  Holmskioldia sanguinea f. sanguinea
 
  Family: VERBENACEAE
  Citation:  Holmskioldia sanguinea Retz., Obs. Bot. 6: 31. 1791, f. sanguinea; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 501. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1106(774). 1924; Rajendran & Daniel, Indian Verbenaceae 173. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 569. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s):
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  English name(s): Chinese hat, Cup and Saucer, Mandarins hat, Parasol Flower
  Description: A large, evergreen, scandent shrub with slightly pubescent, quadrangular, young branches. Leaves ovate or elliptic-ovate, 5-12 cm long, 2.5-8 cm broad, entire to coarsely dentate, shortly acuminate, pubescent to glabrous; petiole 1.5-3 cm long; bracts lanceolate, 4-5 mm long. Cymes axillary, pedunculate. Flowers brick-red to orange, c. 6 mm across; pedicels c. 5 mm long. Calyx petaloid, c. 1.5 cm across. Corolla-tube curved, broadening upwards; limb sub-bilabiate unequally 5-lobed. Drupe 5-8 mm long, obovoid, 4-lobed, subfleshy, enclosed by persistent, enlarged, coloured calyx.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki, Palakkad, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plants
  Distribution: Himalaya to Myanmar, widely cultivated elsewere
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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