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  Strobilanthes newii
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes newii Bedd. ex Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 464. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1043(731). 1924; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 157. 2006. Strobilanthes extensus sensu Bedd., Ic. t. 202. 1868-1874, non Nees 1832. Mackenziea newii (Bedd. ex Clarke) Bremek., Mat. Monogr. Strob. 182. 1944; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 115. 2000.
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  Description: Small shrubs; branches quandrangular, puberulous, glandular-hairy above, glabrescent below. Leaves opposite, ca 5 x 3 cm, pair unequal, ovate, rounded or cordate at base, prominently serrate at margin, acute at tip, scabrous-hispid above, pubescent beneath; petioles length variable, ca 1 cm long or upper leaves sessile; lateral nerves 4-8 pairs. Inflorescences much interrupted spikes, panicled, hairy, 15-25 cm long; flowers in opposite pairs; bract small, linear, ca 6 mm long, smaller than calyx lobes, early caducous; bracteoles linear, much smaller than calyx, caducous, subscarious, ciliate, glandular-hairy. Calyx with a small tube; lobes unequal, ca 1.2 cm long, one longer than others, linear, rounded or obtuse at apex, ciliate, glandular-hairy. Corolla curved, ca 3 cm long, deep purple, tubular-ventricose; tube a little contracted at base, much smaller than the infated ventricose portion; 5-lobed, lobes orbicular and veined. Stamens 4; sheath slightly hairy; filaments glabrous, inner two shorter. Ovary puberulous at apex; style ca 2.6 cm long, glabrous or slightly hairy below. Capsules ca 1.5 cm long, glandular- pubescent; seeds 4, ovate, ca 4 mm, hairy with a small areole.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: South Walakkad, Olichuchattam
   
 
   
 
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