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Comb Rungia

Halbi Name comb-rungia-1
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Mashi
Scientific name Rungia pectinata
Family Acanthaceae
Season Rabi
Description
Plant A small annual herb, abundantly found on rocky surfaces. The species name pectinata means the resemblance of the flower-spike to a comb. Cylindrical stems are weak, 10-20 cm long.
Leaves Oppositely arranged leaves, 1-3 cm, are oblong-lanceolate, sharp-tipped. Photo Gallery
Flower Tiny violet-blue flowers 3-4 mm in spikes at the end of branches, or in leaf axils. Flower-spikes with sharp-tipped bracts arranged in 2 rows, like a comb. Flower - 2-lipped with tube narrow. Stamens 2, filaments short. comb-rungia-2
Fruit/ seed Capsules acute, with scarious faces and hard egdes. Seeds sub-orbicular, rugose with concentre furrows, pale brown.
Habitat and distribution Road side
Flowering and fruiting September-February
Associated with Off field flora
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