Indian Spur-Anther Flower
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Indian Spur-Anther Flower
ative Photo: Pravin Kawale
Common name: Indian Spur-Anther Flower • Malayalam: കൊറോസിനം Corosinam • Marathi: उंदीर कानी Undir-kani
Botanical name: Centranthera indica    Family: Orobanchaceae (Broomrape family)

Indian Spur-Anther Flower is an erect herb, growing up to 10-50 cm high. The stem is stout, bristled and erect. Linear, stalk-less leaves, 1-3 cm long, are alternately arranged on the stem, and are bristly. Solitary flowers bloom in the leaf axils in September. The rose colored flowers are funnel shaped, 2 cm long. The petals are rounded. Indian Spur-Anther Flower commonly occurs in the grasslands of Western Ghats.

Identification credit: Pravin Kawale Photographed in Alibag, Maharashtra.

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