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  Rungia laeta
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Rungia laeta Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 546.1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1071(750). 1924; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 34. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 300. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 235. 2002.
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  Description: Stem terete, glabrous. Leaves 6-8 x 3-5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, apex acute, glabrous, nerves 6-8 pairs; petiole 2 cm long. Spikes 3-6 x 2 cm, oblong, peduncled, floral bracts white, 16 x 7 mm, lateral ones empty, elliptic to obovate, acute, ciliate; bracteoles 10 x 2 mm, linear. Flowers white; sepals 7 x 1.5 mm, lanceolate, aristate; corolla 18 mm long, white with brown spots, thinly hairy, upper lip emarginate; filaments glabrous. Capsule 9 mm long, pubescent; seeds 4, rugose, brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Uppermanalar, Keerapady
   
 
   
 
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