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  Lepidagathis fasciculata
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Lepidagathis fasciculata (Retz.) Nees in Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 95. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 522. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1068(748). 1924; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 343. 1988; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 619. 2009. Ruellia fasciculata Retz., Obs. Bot. 4: 28. 1786.
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  Description: Scandent herbs to 50 cm high; stem hirsute. Leaves opposite, 3-6 x 1.5-3 cm, elliptic, acute, serrate, pubescent, veins, 6-7 pairs; petiole ca. 0.7 cm. Inflorescence, axillary or terminal condensed spike; bract elliptic-ovate, ca. 0.8 x 0.4 cm, ciliate; bracteoles ovate-lanceolate, ca. 0.6 x 0.1 cm. Calyx lobes 5, outer lobes ovate-lanceolate, ca. 0.5 x 0.1 cm, hirsute and glandular hairy on the top; inner lobes linear, hirsute, ca. 0.4 cm long. Corolla white, tubes ca 0.5 cm, bilipped; upperlip ca. 0.3 cm, long, lower lip ca. 0.4 cm. Stamens 4, filaments ca. 0.2 cm, anthers ca. 0.3 cm long. Ovary globose, ovules 2 per locule, style ca. 0.5 cm. Capsule oblong, ca. 0.5 x 0.1 cm.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-May
  District(s): Kannur, Idukki, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Deciduous forests
  Distribution: India and Bangladesh
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1000
  Localities: Kannoth R.F.
   
 
   
 
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