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  Pseuderanthemum malabaricum
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
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  Description: Subshrubs, stem terete, white, smooth. Leaves simple, opposite, 7-10 x 4 cm, elliptic, acuminate at both ends, glabrous, glaucous below, nerves 5 pairs; petiole to 2 cm long. Spike 3-8 cm long, terminal, slender; bracts and bracteoles similar, 3 mm long, linear. Flowers in interrupted clusters of 1-3, on long slender interrupted to 23 cm long spikes. Calyx 6 mm long, lobes united at base, acuminate. Corolla white with pink or purple dots on the larger lobe; tube 30 mm long, slender; lobes 10 mm long, obovate, subequal. Stamens 2, free, anthers oblong; stigma bilobed. Capsule 18 x 5 mm, clavate, basal portion solid; seeds 5 x 3 mm, compressed, reticulate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Near streams in deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  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
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  Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Nellimedu, Arjunankotta, Pezha, Chittar, Kannoth, Nedumpoyil, Karivara slopes, Thiruvizhamkunnu, Kasaragod, Maloth, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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