Deccan Chiretta
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Deccan Chiretta
P Native Shrub ovate Photo: S. Kasim
Common name: Deccan Chiretta
Botanical name: Andrographis rothii    Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Justicia glandulosa

Deccan Chiretta is a shrubby, hairy plant with short-stalked ovate-round leaves. Branches are 20-15 cm long, wavt, velvety. Leaves are 0.8-1.6 cm, base rounded or flat, stalk 0-3 mm. Flowers are borne in 5-10 cm long few-flowered racemes, upper nearly panicled. Sepals are 4-5 mm long. Deccan Chiretta is endemic to Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu.
Medicinal uses: The plant has ethno-medicinal value.

Identification credit: S. Kasim Photographed in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.

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