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  Stenosiphonium wightii
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Stenosiphonium wightii Bremek., Mat. Monogr. Strob. 153. 1944; Jacob et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 19: 483. 1995; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 519. 2002. Stenosiphonium diandrum sensu Wight, Ic. t. 1502. 1850, non Nees, 1847; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 426. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1020(716). 1924.
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  Description: Leaves 4-7 x 2-3.5 cm, ovate, acuminate at apex, broadly attenuate to cordate at base, densely lineolate on upper side; lower leaves petiolate, upper ones sessile. Bracts 1-2 x 0.4-0.6 cm, ovate. Bracteoles 0.6-1 cm long, linear, subulate, glandular hairy. Calyx lobes similar to bracteoles. Corolla pink; tube 1-1.2 cm long, lower portion narrow, upper part campanulate. Ovules 3-4 in each cell.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -900
  Localities: Achencoil, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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