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Plant Name Dopatrium lobelioides (Retz.) Benth.
Synonym -
Family Scrophulariaceae
Local Name -
Habit Erect herb, up to 35 high            
Habitat In wet localities and paddy fields
Distribution Karaikal,
Status Uncomon
Flowering Time
Nov. - Mar.
Fruiting Time
Nov. - Mar.

        Dopatrium lobelioides Benth Erect herb, up to 35 high; stem slender, glabrous. Leaves opposite, lower oblong-oblanceolate, 1.8 x 06 cm, base attenuate, margin entire, obtuse at apex; upper minute, succulent, glabrous; nerves obscure; petiole sessile. Flowers ca. 1 cm across, blue-violate, solitary, axillary; pedicel 1.5 - 2 cm long, hairy like. Calyx lobe 5, campanulate, glabrtous. Corolla 2-lipped; upper 2, obovate, deppely emarginate at apex; lower 3, deeply lobed, spreading. Stamens 2, equal; filiment short; anther 2- celled, equal, mucronate at apex, white ciliate, puberlous. Ovary globose, 1.4 mm long; 2-loculed; ovules amny; style short 01 mm long; stigma 2-lamellate. Capsules globose-obovoid, 3.5 mm long, 4-valved, beaked at apex; seeds many, ellipsoid, ca. 8 ribbed, pitted.

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