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  Strobilanthes neilgherrensis
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes neilgherrensis Bedd., Ic. t. 196. 1868-1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 438. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1038(728). 1924; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 34. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 238. 2002; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 152. 2006; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 631. 2009. Nilgirianthus neilgherrensis (Bedd.) Bremek., Verh. Acad. Wet. afd. Natuurk. Sect. 2, 41: 174. 1944; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 346. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 208. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 357. 1990; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 117. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 513. 2002.
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  Description: Shrubs. Leaves 8-11 x 5-7 cm, ovate, apex acuminate, base rounded, crenate, hispid above, sparsely pubescent below. Head to 3 cm, ovoid; bract to 2 cm, oblong; bracteoles 1.2 cm, linear, setaceous; calyx to 1 cm, lanceolate, scarious; corolla to 3 cm, cylindrical, pale violet; stamens 4, subequal, filaments pilose; style to 2.5 cm, hairy. Capsule to 1 cm, ellipsoid; seed 4 obovate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Kannur, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Near streams in 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: 800-1400
  Localities: Karimala, Campshed area, on way to Brahmagiri, Tirunalli, Vellarimala, Pongalapara, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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