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  Strobilanthes tristis
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes tristis (Wight) Anders., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 9: 470. 1867; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 441. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1040(729). 1924; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 361. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 240. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 307. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 238. 2002; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 182. 2006. Goldfussia tristis Wight, Ic. t. 1508. 1850.
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  Description: Shrubs, branchlets glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, 15-25 x 4-10 cm, acuminate at both ends, glabrous; petiole 4-8 cm long. Spikes 2.5-4 cm long, lanceolate, acuminate, 1-2-flowered, deflexed, in axillary clusters, glabrous; bracts 2.5 x 0.5 cm, lanceolate, acuminate, crenate, ciliate along the margins. Sepals 17 x 2.5 mm, lanceolate, acuminate, hairy. Corolla ca 3 cm long, tube narrowed to the base, glabrous, white. Staminal sheath glabrous. Capsule 11 x 3 mm; seeds orbicular.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Kannur, Kottayam, Kozhikkode, Pathanamthitta
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Kalvarimala, Mlappara, Karimala, Silent Valley R. F.
   
 
   
 
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