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  Plumbago indica
 
  Family: PLUMBAGINACEAE
  Citation:  Plumbago indica L., Diss. Stickman 24.1754; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 228. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 273. 1994; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 388. 1997; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 400. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 489. 2009. Plumbago rosea L., Sp. Pl. (ed.2) 215. 1762; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 481. 1882; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 745(524). 1921.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chethikoduveli, Chivappu-koduveli, Chuvana-koduveli, Koduveli
  Tamil name(s): Chitrakmool
  English name(s): Chitrakmool, Fire plant, Rosy flowered leadwort, Radix Plumbago, Scarlett Leadwort
  Description: Shrubs with long succulent roots; branches sometimes rooting, up to 0.5 to 1.5 m, cylindrical, striate, without fascicled leaves in the axils, young stems flaccid. Leaves alternate, to 15 x 7 cm, oblong-elliptic, broadest towards the middle, acute at apex, attenuate at base, glabrous, finely scurfy underneath. Flowers red in long purplish red to scarlet racemes, not corymbose, up to 25 cm, rachis and bracts without glands. Sepals up to 1.0 cm, red, glandular all over. Corolla tube up to 3.5 cm long, lobes to 12 mm long, obovate, distinctly mucronate. Filaments of stamens as long as the corolla tube, anthers exserted just beyond the throat. Ovary ovate-oblong, style base hairy, stigmas 5.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated or found as an escape
  Distribution: South East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Cherupuzha
   
 
   
 
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