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  Rungia repens
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Rungia repens (L.) Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 110. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 549. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1070(750). 1924; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 354. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 235. 2002. Justicia repens L., Sp. Pl. 15. 1753.
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  Description: Decumbent shrubs. Leaves 3-5 x 1.5 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, acute at both ends, puberulus; petiole to 0.5 mm. Spike to 6 mm, terminal; bracts 4-farious, 2 rows barren, similar to 7 x 3 mm, elliptic-lanceolate, thinly pubescent, margin scarious; bracteoles ca 4 x 0.7 mm, lanceolate, acuminate, ciliate; calyx 3.5 x 5 mm, lobes 5, subequal, lanceolate; corolla to 5 x 2 mm, pinkish with white striations; stamens 2, on the throat of the corolla tube, filaments puberulus, anthers cells unequal, appendaged; ovary globose, 1 mm, puberulus, style hairy, stigma hispid. Capsule to 5 mm, elliptic-oblong, pubescent; seeds suborbicular.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-July
  District(s): Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Paddy fields and marshy areas
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Thellickal, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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