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  Plumbago auriculata
 
  Family: PLUMBAGINACEAE
  Citation:  Plumbago auriculata Lam., Encycl. 2: 270. 1786. Plumbago capensis Thunb., Prodr. Pl. Cap. 33. 1794; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 745(524). 1921.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Cape Plumbago, Cape Leadwort
  Description: An erect or climbing shrub upto 1.5 m tall. Leaves obovate to spathulate, upto 6 cm long and 2.5 cm wide, apex obtuse, base attenuate, glabrous beneath; petioles very short, dilated to form rounded, amplexicaul, stipule-like auricles. Flowers blue-purple or occasionally white; calyx 1-1.8 cm long, upper portion with glands; corolla tube slender, delicate, upto 4 cm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of South Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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