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  Strobilanthes micranthus
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes micranthus Wight, Ic. t. 1519. 1850; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 444. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1040(729). 1924; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 306. 1998; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 147. 2006. Taeniandra micrantha (Wight) Bremek., Verh. Acad. Wet. afd. Natuurk. Sect. 2, 41: 175. 1944.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kallankurinji
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large shrubs; branchlets quadrangular, glabrous. Leaves to 18 x 9 cm, elliptic, acuminate at both ends, crenulate, glabrous; lateral nerves 9 pairs, pubescent below. Spikes 5-10 cm long, ovoid to oblong, solitary, axillary, enlarging in fruit; peduncles deflexed, glabrous; bracts 27 x 12 mm, lanceolate, hirtus, with an oval depression towards the base inside; bracteoles hairy. Calyx 17 mm long, lobes acuminate; corolla 18 mm long, campanulate with deflexed lobes; reddish brown; staminal filaments glabrous. Seeds 6 x 4 mm, oblong.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Brown
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 750-2000
  Localities: Vellimala, Munnar
   
 
   
 
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