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  Thunbergia erecta
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Thunbergia erecta (Benth.) Anders., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 7:18.1864; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1008(708).1924; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 226. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 599. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 355. 1994; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 389. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 554. 2009. Meyenia erecta Benth. in Hook. Niger. Fl. 476. 1846.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Upright Thunbergia, Blue bell, King's mantle, Bush Clock Vine
  Description: Erect shrubs, to 1.5 m high; branches woody, glabrous; bark white. Leaves simple, opposite, 3.5 - 6.5 x 1.5-4 cm, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, entire, glabrous, acuminate at apex, rounded or acuteat base; petioles 0.5-1 cm long. Flowers in axillary, few-flowered racemes; bracts foliaceous. Calyx teeth 5-9, linear. Corolla purple or white, tube to 3.5 cm long, lobes obovate, obtuse. Capsules 1.5-2 cm long, globose below, suddenly narrowed into a barren, sword-shaped beak.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown along the fence in the plains
  Distribution: Western Tropical Africa, widely cultivated
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Thuravoor
   
 
   
 
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