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  Strobilanthes sessilis var. sessilis
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes sessilis Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 185. 1832, var. sessilis; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 452. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1042(731). 1924; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 307. 1998; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 178. 2006; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 632. 2009. Pleocaulus sessilis (Nees) Bremek., Verh. Acad. Wet. afd. Natuurk. Sect 2, 41: 185. 1944; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 308 307; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 348. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 210. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 358. 1990.
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  Description: Sparingly branched subshrubs; stems terete, strigose. Leaves simple, opposite, 2-5 x 3 cm, ovate, acute, sessile, serrate, densely strigose, base cordate; nerves 6 pairs. Spikes 3-5 cm long, cylindrical, axillary and terminal; bracts 10 x 7 mm, acuminate, densely hairy; flowers many, densely arranged. Calyx 9 x 2 mm, divided nearly to the base, lobes subequal, lanceolate, hairy. Corolla 30 mm long, blue, hairy; lobes ovate. Stamens included, longer filaments hairy towards apex, shorter with few hairs at the base. Style hairy. Capsule 7-8 mm long, linear-oblong; seeds 2 mm across, suborbicular, brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  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
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  Localities: Uppermanalar, Chembotti, Brahmagiri, Kunthipuzha dam site area
   
 
   
 
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