Stalked Persian Violet
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Stalked Persian Violet
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Stalked Persian Violet • Kannada: Dodda chiraayatha • Tamil: Kanap-puntu, Kanap-pundu, Kana poondu
Botanical name: Exacum pedunculatum    Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian family)

Stalked Persian Violet is a small annual herb, 7-30 cm tall, with four angled stem. Oppositely arranged leaves are stalkless, lanceshaped, 3-5 cm long, 2-5 nerved, with tapering base. Flowers are borne in branched cymes. The stalks carrying the cymes and the flowers are long and rigid. Flowers are blue or yellow, with 4 lanceshaped pointed petals. Sepals are 4, winged. Stamens are 4, with short filaments. Capsules are round, 4 mm, shining brown. Flowering: August-September.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale Photographed in Satara & Kharghar, Maharashtra.

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