Strobilanthes echinata

Strobilanthes echinata Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 85 1832. (syn: Goldfussia echinata (Nees) N. P. Balakrishnan; Strobilanthes jugorum Benoist; Tetraglochidium jugorum (Benoist) Bremek.);

 
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Monocarpic shrub 0.5-3m. Stems erect, woody, pubescent above, glabrescent below.Leaves unequal, elliptic, slightly falcate, 3-14 x 1.5-6cm, acuminate, base cuneate, serate, pilose above, softly green-tomentose beneath; petioles 0.5-4cm. Flowers in single, dense, ellipsoid, 2-3cm heads on short axillary branchlets with 1(-3) pairs of reduced leaves; peduncles pilose. Outer barren bracts 2, slightly unequal in size, ovate, 10-17mm, acuminate, serrate, persistent; inner bracts ovate-broadly elliptic, concave, 21-29mm, serrate in upper half, thinly pilose; bracteoles deeply concave, oblong, 20-25mm, fimbriate- tipped, sparsely pilose. Calyx 12-15mm, lobes linear with obtuse, toothed, or fimbriate tip, subequal, ciliate in upper half. Corolla pale lilac, glabrous, 4-6cm, tube straight, narrowly cylindercal for c 1cm then gradually widened to c 3cm at mouth. Capsule 13-18cm, glabrous.
Fl. May-September, apparently flowering in a 12-year cycle.
On rocky slopes in moist broad-leaved hill forest.
(Attributions- A.J.C. GRIERSON & D.G. LONG. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGOB. 2001 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)               



MS Oct.2016/04 Strobilanthes sp. for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Tawi, Mizoram
Date : 16/07/2015
Habit : Shrub
Habitat : Wild

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