Strobilanthes wightianus

Strobilanthes wightianus Nees;

Images by N. Muthu Karthick (Identified by C. Kunhikannan) (Inserted by J.M.Garg)

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Shrubs; branches hirtus. Leaves 7 x 4 cm, ovate, acuminate, serrate, densely hirtus; nerves 4 pairs; petiole 2-3 cm long. Spikes 1.5 x 2.5 cm, obconical; peduncle 2-6 cm long; involucral bracts 2-4, leafy, 1-3 x 1.5 cm; floral bracts densely hairy at base; bracteoles linear. Flowers few; sepals 10 mm long, hairy, united below the middle; corolla 2 cm long, pale blue, tube 5 mm long, villous inside. Capsule 9 x 3 mm, glabrous; seeds 3 x 3 mm, orbicular, glabrous, oblique at base.
Flowering and fruiting: November-March
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi   
from India Biodiversity Portal)
        
 
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Name: Strobilanthes wightianus Nees
Family: Acanthaceae
Habit: shrub
Height: 1-1.5 m
Location: Mukruthi National Park, Nilgiris
Alt.: 2250 m asl
Date: 12 Oct 2012
Dear all, is my ID right?
For me the ID is perfect. The colour of the all other photos  is different from first photograph. 
Is it due to fading?
Yes it is S.wightianus




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