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  Strobilanthes sessilis var. sessiloides
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes sessilis Nees var. sessiloides (Wight) Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 452. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1043(731). 1924; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 179. 2006. Strobilanthes sessiloides Wight, Ic. t. 512. 1850. Pleocaulus sessilis (Nees) Bremek. var. sessiloides (Wight) Vajr., Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 358. 1990.
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  Description: Subshrubs; stems hardly tetragonous, not winged. Leaves opposite, up to 3.5 cm long, thicker, ovate, subcordate, crenate, rugose or bullate, glandular-hairy, acute; main nerves 6-7 pairs, with prominent nerves; petioles not auricled. Spikes longer 2.5-7.5 cm long. Flowers blue, in cylindric one-sided spikes; bracts usually rounded and concave, ovate, acute or cuspidate, softly hairy. Corolla funnel-shaped, 2.5 cm long. Stamens 4 fertile, usually monadelphous; filament sheath straight, filaments combined below in a sheath more or less adherent to the corolla-tube, but the margins usually free; outer anthers larger than inner. Ovary 2-celled, ovules 2 in each cell; style linear. Fruit 2 or 4 seeded capsule; seeds hairy when wet, except on the areoles.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-
  District(s): Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad
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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: Silent Valley R. F.
   
 
   
 
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