Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Fl. & Fr. Throughout the year.

Distrib. India: Throughout in tropical areas up to 1000 m.

Africa, Asia, Australia and America.

Notes. Three to four drops of leaf juice poured into ears relieves ear infections as used by the tribals, Gonds and Kolams of Andhra Pradesh.

Filaments of stamens are of unequal size, the adaxial ones being shorter than the rest. The height of the plant varies from 4 cm to 1.2 m.

Chromosome numbers: n = 10 (Kyhos in Madrono 18: 245 - 246. 1966) and 2n = 20 (Janaki Ammal in Curr. Sci. 1: 328. 1933; Larsen in Dansk. Bot. Ark. 23: 375 - 389. 1966).

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