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  Strobilanthes wightianus
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes wightianus Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 86. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 438. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1037(727). 1924; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 524. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 308. 1998; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 195. 2006; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 633. 2009. Nilgirianthus wightianus Bremek., Verh. Acad. Wet. afd. Natuurk. Sect. 2, 41:174.1944; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 209. 1988.
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  Description: Shrubs; branches hirtus. Leaves 7 x 4 cm, ovate, acuminate, serrate, densely hirtus; nerves 4 pairs; petiole 2-3 cm long. Spikes 1.5 x 2.5 cm, obconical; peduncle 2-6 cm long; involucral bracts 2-4, leafy, 1-3 x 1.5 cm; floral bracts densely hairy at base; bracteoles linear. Flowers few; sepals 10 mm long, hairy, united below the middle; corolla 2 cm long, pale blue, tube 5 mm long, villous inside. Capsule 9 x 3 mm, glabrous; seeds 3 x 3 mm, orbicular, glabrous, oblique at base.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-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:
  Localities: Umikuppan, Sispara, Kunda hills
   
 
   
 
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