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Two-Form Bellflower   
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Two-Form Bellflower
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Two-Form Bellflower
Botanical name: Campanula dimorphantha    Family: Campanulaceae (Bell flower family)
Synonyms: Campanula benthamii, Campanula veronicifolia, Cephalostigma spathulatum

Two-Form Bellflower is an annual herb up to 40 cm tall, densely hairy. Stems are 1 or more from the base. Lower leaves are lanceshaoed to oblong, up to 3 cm long, hairy, base narrowed into a stalk, margin toothed to saw-toothed. Stem leaves are stalkless, lanceshaped, hairy, tip acute, margin entire to toothed. Flowers are numerous at the top of the stem in clustered panicles. Flowers are distinctly of two forms. Larger flowers are complete, smaller are without petals and stamens. Calyx is hairy hirsute with triangular sepals. Complete flowers are hairy outside, as long as or longer than the calyx, light purple. Capsule is rounded, seeds minute, oblong, about 3 mm long. Two-Form Bellflower is found throughout India, in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to Bhutan, Ceylon, Burma, Afghanistan, at altitudes of 300-1100 m. Flowering: April.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale, Shrikant Ingalhalikar
Photographed enroute to Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra.
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