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  Strobilanthes anceps
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes anceps Nees in DC., Prodr. 11: 189. 1847; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 442. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1038(728). 1924; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 348. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 303. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 236. 2002; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 348. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 303. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 236. 2002; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 57. 2006; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 628. 2009.
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  Description: Shrubs, branches obscurely 4-angled, hairy along the angles. Leaves 10-14 x 3-5 cm, elliptic, apex caudate-acuminate, nerves 6-7 pairs, glandular-pubescent; petiole 3-4 cm long. Spikes globose, 2-2.5 cm across, peduncled; involucral bracts 6 x 6 mm, orbicular, ciliate; floral bracts 10 x 8 mm, orbicular, glandular-ciliate along margins; bracteoles 7 x 2 mm, oblanceolate. Flowers several, densely packed; sepals 5, 4 mm long, lanceolate; corolla white or blue, 18-20 mm long, hairy outside, tube narrow below, ventricose above; staminal sheath glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  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:
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  Altitude: 1300-2300
  Localities: Peechi, Mlappara, Parambikulam, Karuvarakundu
   
 
   
 
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