Strobilanthes homotropa Nees, Prodr. 11: 187 1847. (syn: Mackenziea homotropa (Nees) Bremek.; Strobilanthes sexennis Bedd.; Strobilanthes sexennis var. homotropa (Nees) J. R. I. Wood);
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India (SW-Ghats (Karnataka, Kerala)) as per CoL;


Large shrubs or small trees; young branches glandular-hairy. Leaves 15-25 x 4-10 cm, elliptic, acuminate at apex, attenuate and auricled at base; lateral nerves 5-6 pairs. Spikes 1-3 flowered, in terminal panicles, hirtus, tomentose; bracts 10-15 mm long, leafy, bracteoles 10 x 2 mm, spathulate, glandular-hairy. Sepals 13 x 2 mm, spathulate, hairy; corolla 2.8 cm long, pale blue; staminal filaments hairy. Capsule 14 x 7 mm, glabrous; seeds 5 x 4 mm, compressed.
Flowering and fruiting: December-April
Shola forests
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal);
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Please help me to identify this Strobilanthus sp.
Place: Mukruthi National Park, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 2400 m asl
Date: 14 Oct 2012

Strobilanthes species in India & eFIoraofindia with details & some keys


Could not find a match as per comparative images at Strobilanthes


Strobilanthes homotropa


 
 

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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life (Strobilanthes homotropus Nees) The Plant List Ver.1.1 IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen  Flora of peninsular India  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora

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