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  Strobilanthes urceolaris
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes urceolaris Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1923: 374. 1923 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1038(727). 1924; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 308. 1998; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 184. 2006; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 633. 2009. Nilgirianthus urceolaris (Gamble) Bremek., Verh. Acad. Wet. afd. Natuurk. Sect. 2, 41: 173. 1944; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 346. 1988; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 513. 2002.
  Malayalam Name(s): Panjikkurinji
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs; branchlets densely hirtus. Leaves to 9 x 5 cm, ovate, acute at either ends, densely scabrous, crenate, nerves 7-8 pairs; petiole 3 cm long. Spikes 1.5-2 cm long, ovoid, 5-8-together on short lateral branches; bracts 8 x 4 mm, obovate, densely hirtus; bracteoles linear, hirtus. Flowers few; calyx lobes 9 mm long, linear, united above the base, densely hairy; corolla 17 mm long, glabrous, blue or white; filaments paired, united into two sheaths; style hairy. Capsule 10 mm long, glabrous; seeds 4 x 3 mm, oblong, brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam
  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
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 800-1000
  Localities: Uppermanalar, Vellimala, Teerthundamala, Chandanathode, Periya, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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