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  Strobilanthes andersonii
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes andersonii Bedd., Madras J. Lit. Sci. III, 1: 55 1864; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 450. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1042. 1924. Didyplosandra andersonii (Bedd.) Bremek, Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch. Afd. Natuurk. Tweede Sect. 41: 269. 1944.
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  Description: Large shrubs, to 4 m high; stems terete, hirsute; branches hairy above. Leaves ca. 16 x 10 cm, ovate-rhomboid, rounded or subcordate at base, crenulate at margin, acute at apex, membranous, villous, lineaolate; secondary veins 5- pairs, turning uwards, parallell; leaves of opposite pair often unequal; petioles ca. 4 cm long, hairy. Inflorescens spikes, axillary, ca. 5 cm long, erect or nodding; bracts leafy, ovate, rounded, concave, ca. 2 cm, ciliate, glabrous; bracteoles linear-oblanceolate, ca. 2 cm, ciliate. Calyx linear-oblong, ca. 2 cm long, divided almost to base, ciliate. Corolla subcampanulate, contracted, subsymmetric, ca. 2.5 cm long, glabrous, pale blue; lobes subequal, orbicular, emarginate, finely blue veined. Stamens 4, subequal; staminal sheath of filaments short, glabrous, truncate; filaments arising from same height, glabrous; anthers sagittate. Ovary on a disc, glabrous; style slender, ca. 2.2 cm long, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-November
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Shola 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
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