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  Justicia beddomei
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Justicia beddomei (Clarke) Bennet, Indian J. For. 5: 326. 1982. Adhatoda beddomei Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 540. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1082(758). 1924.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cheriya-adalodakam, Chittadalotakam, Aadalodakam
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  Description: Diffusely branched more or less decumbent subshrubs; stem cylindrical, striate, with swollen nodes. Leaves simple, opposite, 5-10 x 3.5-4 cm, ovate, acuminate at apex, acute at base, entire at margins, glabrous; lateral nerves 4-6 pairs. Flowers in terminal spikes; bracts ovate, acute, mucronate, white with green veins, glabrous; bracteoles lanceolate, unequal sided, white with green veins. Calyx 5-partite, to 5 mm long; segments linear-lanceolate. Corolla to 1.25 cm long, pubescent outside, dull white, 2-lipped; upper lip erect emarginated; lower lip deflexed, 3-lobed. Stamens 4; filaments hairy at their base; lower anther cell with a long spur. Ovary 2-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style pubescent. Capsule softly pubescent, broadly clavate; seeds 4, suborbicular, densely tuberculately rugose when wetted.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-
  District(s):
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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