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  Rungia sisparensis
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Rungia sisparensis (Benth.) Anders., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 9: 518. 1867; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1071(750). 1924; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 350. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 361. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 21. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 517. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 301. 1998; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 155. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 624. 2009. Adhatoda sisparensis Benth. in Hohenack, Pl. Ind. Exsicc. n. 1436. 1847; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 546. 1885.
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  Description: Herbs; stems glabrous or hairy along one line. Leaves to 15 x 2.5 cm, elliptic, acuminate at both ends, glabrous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs. Spikes 1.5-3 x 1.5 cm, oblong, 2-3 together, axillary or terminal, peduncled or sessile; sterile bracts 8 x 2 mm, lanceolate, acuminate, narrow margined; fertile bracts 8 x 4 mm, lanceolate, broadly winged, apiculate, ciliate along margins. Flowers few to several; sepals 5 mm long, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, ciliate; corolla 10 mm long, upper lip entire; lower lip obtusely 3-lobed; lower anthers with globose appendage.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
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  Localities: Edappalayam, Vellacaudoo, Tolpetty, Silent Valley R. F., Karuvarakundu
   
 
   
 
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