Exacum travancoricum Bedd., Icon. Pl. Ind. Or. 1: 24 1869. (Syn: Exacum courtallense var. travancorica (Bedd.) C.B.Clarke); 

Leaves dense, fleshy, 1-1.5 x 0.6-0.8 cm, elliptic-ovate, obtuse to round at apex, attenuate at base; margins thin; midrib prominent, channeled above; nerves obscure. Pedicels 2-2.5 cm long, stout, winged. Calyx tube c.0.4-0.5 cm long, dorsally winged, wings round; lobes 0.4-0.5 x 0.25-0.3 cm, ovate, acuminate at apex. Corolla tube 0.4-0.5 cm long; lobes 0.8-1 x 0.5-0.6 cm, broadly ovate, round to acute at apex. Anthers linear, c.0.5 cm long, attenuate at tip; filaments 0.2 cm long. Ovary c. 0.5 cm, elongate; style curved at tip; stigma subcapitate. Capsule oblong, 1-1.2 x 0.4-0.5 cm.

Flowering and fruiting: September-October
Rocky slopes in grasslands
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


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