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  Rhopalephora scaberrima
 
  Family: COMMELINACEAE
  Citation:  Rhopalephora scaberrima (Blume) Faden, Phytologia 37: 480. 1977. Commelina scaberrima Blume, Enum. Pl. Jav. 1: 4. 1827. Aneilema scaberrimum (Blume) Kunth, Enum. Pl. 4:69.1843; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6:382.1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1546(1079). 1931; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 393. 1985; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 819. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 514. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 402. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 473. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 346. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 734. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 320. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 355. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 731. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 510. 2005. Dictyospermum scaberrimum (Blume) Morton ex Panigrahi, Phytologia 29: 338. 1974 (1975); Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 422. 1984; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 485. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 320. 1999. Dictyospermum protensum Wight, Ic. t. 2071. 1853; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 463. 1998. Aneilema scaberrimum var. fruticosum C.B.Clarke in J.D.Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 6: 383. 1892.
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  Description: Erect herbs, to 1 m tall. Leaves scattered, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, base rounded, narrowed into a petiole, hispid above and glabrous below, to 15 x 3.5 cm, sheath hispid, to 2.5 cm long. Panicle terminal, glandular pubescent. Flowers blue, 0.8 cm across. Sepals basally connate. Ovary 3-celled; ovule 1 in each cell. Capsule globose, pubescent 3.5 mm across; seeds planoconvex, glandular.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kannur
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude: 300-800
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Ichampetty, Kokkara, Vallakkadavu, Kariamchola, Moozhiar, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Konnakadu, Machiri, Thenmalai, Ariankavu, Balmora ridge, Neyyar, Theerthakara
   
 
   
 
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