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  Strobilanthes foliosus
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes foliosus (Wight) Anders., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 9: 467. 1867; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 433. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1035(726). 1924; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 305. 1998; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 99. 2006. Endopogon foliosus Wight, Ic. t. 1501. 1849. Nilgirianthus foliosus (Wight) Bremek., Verh. Acad. Wet. afd. Natuurk. Sect. 2, 41: 173. 1944; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 208. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 356. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 349. 1994; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 116. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 512. 2002. Endopogon capitatus Wight, Ic. t. 1499. 1849.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kallukurinji, Vettilakurinji
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs; branchlets terete, glabrous, stout, reddish. Leaves 4-7 x 1.5-3 cm, elliptic, acute at either ends, coriaceous, whitish below, serrate; petiole 1-2 cm long. Spikes 3-4 cm long, lanceolate, axillary and terminal; basal bracts 4, in two opposite pairs, 3 x 1 cm; floral bracts 2 x 0.6 cm, lanceolate, glabrous; bracteoles 17 x 3 mm, linear. Flowers few; calyx 17 mm long, lanceolate, glabrous; corolla 4.5 mm long, glabrous, blue, tube cylindrical at lower part; filaments united, hairy. Capsule 15 mm long; seeds 8 x 7 mm, yellowish, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: -2000
  Localities: Sunderamala, Aruvanpara, Kunthipuzha dam site area, Ponmudi, Olichuchattam, Pongalapara, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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