Botanical name: Gymnostachyum glabrum Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Cryptophragmium glabrum
Smooth Gymnostachyum is an undershrub found in Western Ghats, with stems nearly hairless. Leaves are ovate or elliptic, 17 x 6-7 cm, on 1.8 cm long stalks, narrowed at both ends, wavy toothed. Flowers are borne in panicles at the top, fascicled on the spikes. Flowers are 1.5 cm, stalkless, white, spotted inside with purple spots, minutely velvet-hairy. They are two-lipped to about half the way down; upper lip 8 x 3 mm, obovate-oblong, shortly 2-lobed at tip. Lower lip is 3-lobed to half way down, lobes 4 x 2 mm, oblong blunt. Sepals are five, about 5 mm, nearly linear, hairy. Bracts are linear. Capsule is 1.8-2 cm long. Smooth Gymnostachyum is found in the Western Ghats.
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