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  Hybanthus travancoricus
 
  Family: VIOLACEAE
  Citation:  Hybanthus travancoricus (Bedd.) Melch. in Engl. & Prantl, Naturl. Pflanzenfam. (ed.2) 21: 360. 1925; S.P. Banerjee & B.B. Pramanik in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakr., Fl. India 2: 345. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 58. 1994; Gopalan & Henry, Endemic Pl. Agasthiyamala 264. 2000; K. Vivek. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 252. 2005. Ionidium travancoricum Bedd., Ic. t. 230. 1868-1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 49(35). 1915.
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  Description: Shrubs, to 1.75 m high; branches erect, terete below, angled above, woody, glabrous. Leaves alternate, subsessile, linear-lanceolate, distantly serrate along the margins, acuminate at apex, 1-9 x 0.5-2.5 cm, glabrous; stipules subulate, glandular-puberulous. Flowers axillary, pedicels 1-2 cm long, 2-bracteoled towards apex. Sepals equal, subulate, recurved. Petals pink, variable; lower petal long-clawed, saccate, 2-spurred; others falcate; upper 2 ciliate. Stamens 5; anthers nearest the large petal with a round gibbous spur at base. Ovary 1-celled; ovules numerous; style clavte, incurved. Fruit a capsule; seeds 6-9, striated, white.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-September
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: 1000-1500
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