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  Thunbergia coccinea
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Thunbergia coccinea R. Grah., Edinb. Phil. Journ. 14: 150. 1826.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Thunbergia
  Description: Climbing shrubs; stems 9-angled, subglabrous, pubescent at nodes. Leaves opposite, 8-15 × 3.5-11 cm, broadly ovate, ovate, or lanceolate, both surfaces pubescent, base rounded to cordate, margin undulate or remotely toothed, apex acuminate; palmately 3-5-veined; petiole 2-7 cm, grooved. Racemes axillary or terminal, to 35 cm, pendulous; peduncle 3-4 cm, pubescent; bracts lanceolate, abaxially pubescent, adaxially glabrous; bracteoles oblong, 2.2-2.6 × 1.1-1.5 cm, apex acute. Calyx ca. 2 mm, reduced to a minute rim. Corolla red; tube basally cylindric for 5-6 mm, throat 1.5-1.6 cm; lobes suborbicular, ca. 7 mm in diam. Staminal filaments 1.2-1.5 cm, glabrous but with a tuft of trichomes at base; anther thecae parallel, unequal with longer one ca. 5.5 mm and shorter one ca. 4.5 mm, spurred at base. Ovary glabrous; style glabrous, exserted; stigma 2-cleft. Capsule glabrous, basal part 1-1.2 × 1.5-2 cm, beak 1.5-2.3 cm; seeds compressed, ovate in outline, verrucose.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-April
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: North East India to Malaysia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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