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  Strobilanthes amabilis
  Citation:  Strobilanthes amabilis Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 476. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1044(732). 1924; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 520. 1997; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 52. 2006. Leptacanthus amabilis (Clarke) Bremek., Mat. Monogr. Strob. 184. 1944.
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  Description: Large shrubs to 2 m tall, stem jointed, viscous-glandular-hairy. Leaves opposite, to 18 x 8 cm, elliptic or oblanceolate, acute at base , entire undulate or crenate at margin, acute or acuminate at apex, subcoriaceous, glabrous, lineolate on either surface; lateral nerves ca 15 pairs, prominent, curved upwards; petioles 2.5 cm long. Inflorescences terminal, loose panicle, glandular sticky; bracts and bracteoles reddish-brown tomentose, nodal bracts, linear-oblong, ca 4 mm long; pedicel slender, ca 2 cm long; floral bracts minute, linear, ca 3mm long. Calyx glandular-villous, divided to base; lobes linear-lanceolate, one longer than the rest; shorter ones ca 1 cm long; longer one ca 1.5 cm long. Corolla pink, campanulate-ventricose, ca 3 cm long, hairy inside; lobes rounded, entire or distantly wavy. Stamens 4, didynamous, arising from same height from staminal sheath; filaments and sheath hairy throughout. Ovary glabrous; style linear, ca 2.5 cm long, glabrous; stigma slender. Disk prominent. Capsule minutely stipulate, apiculate, excluded from calyx, ca 1.5 cm long, glabrous; seeds 4, ovate, inflated in center, ca 4 mm across.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur
  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: -2000
  Localities: Karuvarakundu
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