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  Strobilanthes decurrens
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes decurrens Nees in DC., Prodr. 11:189.1847; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4:440.1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1040(729). 1924; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 304. 1998; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 93. 2006. Goldfussia decurrens (Nees) Wight, Ic. t. 1522. 1851. Nilgirianthus decurrens (Nees) Bremek., Verh. Acad. Wet. afd. Natuurk. Sect. 2, 41: 173. 1944; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 512. 2002.
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  Description: Subshrubs, branches obtusely quadrangular, glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, 15-17 x 5-7 cm, elliptic, shortly acuminate, decurrent at the base, glabrous; petiole 2-3 cm long. Spikes 4-8 x 2 cm, oblong, solitary, axillary; peduncle deflexed, with small basal bracts in the middle; bracts 2 x 1 cm, ovate, acute, decurrent along the axis; bracteoles minute; flowers few to many. Calyx 10 mm long; lobes acuminate, glabrous. Corolla 20 mm long, glabrous, white. Staminal filaments hairy. Capsule 14 x 8 mm, glabrous; seeds 8 x 5 mm, one in each chamber, flat, yellowish, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-MArch
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kollam
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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): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 1000-1400
  Localities: Inchippara, Vellimala, Bonaccord, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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