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  Lobelia nicotianifolia
 
  Family: LOBELIACEAE
  Citation:  Lobelia nicotianifolia Roth ex Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 5: 47. 1819; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 427. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 736(518). 1921; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 237. 1984; Haridasan & Mukh. in Nayar et al., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 19: 53. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 163. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 260. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 227. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 391. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 260. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 272. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 198. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 24,37. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 258. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 183. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 386. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 217. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 176. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 400. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 293. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 488. 2009; Rajeev & Diwakar, Indian J. For. 33: 630. 2010. Lobelia nicotianifolia Roth ex Roem. & Schult. var. trichandra (Wight) Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 427. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 737(518). 1921; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 260. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 198. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 175. 2002. Lobelia trichandra Wight, Ic. t. 1171. 1848.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattupukayila
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Wild tobacco
  Description: Shrubs. Leaves distant, simple, alternate, 17 x 4 cm, elliptic, base attenuate, tip acuminate, chartaceous, margin inconspicuously serrate. Racemes terminal or in upper axils, to 50 cm. Calyx tube 3 mm, lobes 12 x 2 mm, lanceolate. Corolla 3-3.5 cm long, tube 15 mm long, constricted below lobes, upper lobe 15 mm, lower 5 mm. Staminal filaments basally free; anthers puberulous. Capsule 0.8 x 0.6 cm, cupular; seeds broad-elliptic.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): Kottayam, Kozhikkode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grasslands, shola and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 800-1600
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Ponmudi, Alvarakurichi, Kattalappara, Mavelikkudy, Kumarikulam, Karimala, Sispara, Campshed area, Upper Moozhiar, Manantody, Chandanathode, Ponmudi, Boneccord, Nadugani ghats, Thalichola, Achencovil, Bonaccord, Chemungi, Athirumala, Pathe
   
 
   
 
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