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  Strobilanthes dupenii
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes dupenii Bedd. ex Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4:453.1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1043(731). 1924; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 237. 2002; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 97. 2006. Kanjarum palghatense Ramam., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 13: 153. 1971; Ramam., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 6: 333. 1964; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 354. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 343. 1996.
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  Description: Shrubs. Leaves 10-12 x 3.5-5.5 cm, ovate, apex acuminate, base truncate or subcordate, crenate, pubescent, coriaceous; petiole to 4 cm. Spikes to 7.5 cm, sub-tetragonous, oblong, terminal and lateral on peduncle to 2 cm; bracts to 2.3 x 1.7 cm, ovate, obtuse, closely imbricate, decurrent at base, viscous, reddish; bracts lanceolate; calyx to 1.5 cm, 5-lobed, linear, acuminate, green; corolla 3-2 cm, blue; stamens 4, connate, margin free. Capsule to 1 cm, ellipsoid, beaked, sessile; seeds 4, ca 3 mm diameter, hairy.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Palakkad, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-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: -1000
  Localities: Poringal, Sholayar, Dhoni R. F., Aruvampara, Ayyappankovil-Kaikatty area, Mukkali forests
   
 
   
 
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