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  Phlogacanthus grandis
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Phlogacanthus grandis Bedd., Ic. t. 179. 1868-1874. Diotacanthus grandis (Bedd.) Benth. ex Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 515. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1054(739). 1924; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 345. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 233. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 507. 2002.
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  Description: Large shrubs, branches 4-angled. Leaves narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, base cuneate, to 25 x 8 cm. Flowers in long peduncled panicles, terminal and axillary to upper leaves. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, lobes subequal. Corolla 2-lipped, 2 cm long, red.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-September
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 800-1400
  Localities: Alvarakurichi, Chemungi, Chemungi, Athirumala, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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