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  Strobilanthes zenkerianus
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Strobilanthes zenkerianus Anders., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 9: 467. 1867; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 439. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1038(728). 1924; Remadevi & Binojk., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 26: 479. 2002; Venu in Daniel & Sanjappa (eds.), Fl. India ser. 4, Strobilanthes 197. 2006. Endopogon strobilanthes Wight, Ic. t. 1500. 1850.
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  Description: Gregarious shrub; branchlets angled, glabrous. Leaves elliptic-ovate, to 10 x 2.5 cm, subcoriaceous, base cuneate, margin serrulate, apex acuminate; petiole to 5 cm. Spikes erect, oblong, 6 x 3 cm, terminal or in upper axils; bracts ovate, spathulate below, 2.6 x 1.5 cm; bracteoles 2, linear-lanceolate, 1.3 x 0.2 cm, glabrous. Calyx 1.8 cm, divided nearly to base; lobes 5, lanceolate, 1.6 cm. Corolla blue to violet, 1.5 cm wide; tube 1.2 cm, ventricose above, 2.6 cm; lobes 4, each 1 x 0.8 cm. Stamens 4; filament-pairs 5 and 9 mm; staminode 1. Style 3.5 cm. Capsule ellipsoid, 2 x 0.5 cm; seeds 4.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-February
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1220
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