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  Strobilanthes lawsoni
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes lawsoni Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1923: 374. 1923 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1037(727). 1924, p.p.; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 348. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 306. 1998; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 162. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 238. 2002; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 135. 2006; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 630. 2009. Phlebophyllum lawsoni (Gamble) Bremek., Verh. Acad. Wet. afd. Natuurk. Sect. 2, 41: 169. 1944; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 308. 1989; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 347. 1988; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 118. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 515. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 386. 2005. Strobilanthes pushpangadanii Santhosh, Jabbar, Khan, Rheedea 12: 73. 2002. Strobilanthes gamblei Carine, J. Alexander & Scotland, Kew Bull. 59: 5. 2004.
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  Description: Shrubs, 1 m tall. Leaves simple, opposite, to 15 x 7.5 cm, elliptic, finely caudate-acuminate, base acute, shortly decurrent on the petiole, chartaceous, entire or subentire, glabrous above and white cottony tomentose below; lateral nerves ca. 11 pairs, reticulations faint; petiole to 6 cm long. Calyx ca 8 mm long, almost divided to the base, 5-lobed; lobes equal, linear-lanceolate, acuminate. Corolla tubular-infundibuliform, ca 2 cm long, pale lavender; cylinder base shorter, ca 6 mm long; ventricose portion gradually widening, ca 1.5 cm long, minutely hairy inside, 5-lobed; lobes broadly ovate, acute, ca 4 mm long. Stamens 2, included, glabrous; staminal sheath finely fimbriate; filaments ca 1.2 cm long, glabrous. Capsules minutely stalked, ellipsoid, acute, ca 1.2 cm long, thin- valved, excluded, glabrous; seeds 4, lenticular, ca 2.5 mm, acute at apex, hairy at the edge, black or brown; areole circular at base, glabrous on both faces.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 800-1500
  Localities: Sholayar, Chenthamara, Karimala, Sispara, Ponnambalamedu, Nedumpoyil, Peermade, Calvary Mount, Masthakappara, Chemungi, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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