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  Strobilanthes lupulinus
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes lupulinus Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 85. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 443. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1041(730). 1924; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 138. 2006; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 630. 2009. Nilgirianthus lupulinus (Nees) Bremek., Verh. Acad. Wet. afd. Natuurk. Sect. 2, 41: 173. 1944; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 286. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 345. 1988.
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  Description: Shrubs, branchlets glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, 8-13 x 6 cm, elliptic, apex acuminate, base attenuate, glabrous. Spikes 2 x 1.5 cm, axillary, 2-3 together on trichotomous peduncle, ovoid or globose; bracts 14 x 11 mm, orbicular or obovate, concave, glabrous; flowers 4-10 in each spike. Calyx divided to the middle, lobes 6 x 2 mm, glabrous. Corolla 2-2.5 cm long, white, hairy inside, tube very narrow at the base. Staminal sheath ciliate. Ovary glabrous; style glabrous or not. Capsule 10 x 5 mm, glabrous; seeds 3 mm, biconvex, hairy along the margins.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Kannur, Kasaragode, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad, Idukki
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  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: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1000
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