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  Strobilanthes cuspidatus
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes cuspidatus (Benth.) Anders., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 9: 465. 1867; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 435. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1036(726). 1924; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 304. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 238. 1999; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 89. 2006. Endopogon cuspidatus Benth., Linnaea 24: 646. 1851. Endopogon versicolor Wight, Ic. t. 1497. 1849. Phlebophyllum versicolor (Wight) Bremek., Verh. Acad. Wet. afd. Natuurk. Sect. 2, 41:170.1944.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kannarakurinji
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large shrubs; stems terete; branchlets adpressed-white woolly. Leaves to 15 x 6 cm, ovate, acuminate, entire, base acute, glabrous; lateral nerves 7-10 pairs. Spikes 3-5 cm long, interrupted, on trichotomously branched peduncle; bracts 2-4, 2 x 0.5 cm, lanceolate, glandular-hairy. Flowers few; calyx 7 mm long, lobes subulate, glandular-hairy; corolla 25 mm long, blue; staminal filaments glabrous. Capsule 16 mm long, stalked, glabrous; seeds orbicular, hairy.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-February
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur, Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  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: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-2000
  Localities: Kathitheetimala, Arjunankotta
   
 
   
 
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