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  Lobelia leschenaultiana
 
  Family: LOBELIACEAE
  Citation:  Lobelia leschenaultiana (Presl) Skottsb., Acta Horti Gothob. 4: 4. ff. 3-7. 1928; Haridasan & Mukh. in Nayar et al., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 19: 52. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 260. 1990; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 57. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 217. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 175. 2002; Rajeev & Diwakar, Indian J. For. 33: 628. 2010. Rapuntium leschenaultianum Presl, Prodr. Monogr. Lobel. 24. 1836. Lobelia excelsa Lesch. ex Wall. in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 114. 1824; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 427. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 737(518). 1921; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 162. 1988; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 94. 2000. Lobelia beddomeana Wimmer in Engl., Pflanzenr., Campanulac.-Lobel. II. 645. 1953.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattupukayila, Thonnali
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Wild Tobacco
  Description: Stout erect shrubs, usually unbranched. Leaves 15-25 x 3-6 cm, linear-elliptic, densely pubescent below, shortly and broadly petiolate. Racemes terminal, 25-60 cm long; bracts 2.5 cm long, linear, pubescent; flowers numerous, densely packed; pedicel pubescent; bracts 2.5 cm long, linear; sepals 14 x 2 mm, linear, acuminate, serrate, pubescent; corolla pale pink, 25 mm long, lobes linear; staminal tube narrow, 2.5 cm long, anthers 7 mm long, all glabrous. Capsule 8 x 8 mm, depressed globose, scabrid; seeds biconvex, brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Idukki
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grasslands and shola forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 800-2240
  Localities: Uppermanalar, Karimala, Sispara, Kanthaloor forests, Karasurymala, Vavalamala
   
 
   
 
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