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Popping Pod, Duppy Gun and Cracker Plant

Halbi Name popping-pod-duppy-gun-and-cracker-plant
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Waterkanon, watrakanu
Scientific name Ruellia tuberose L.
Family Acanthaceae
Season Kharif
Description
Plant
Leaves Leaves opposite, wide lanceolate, rpominant vein on lamina. Photo Gallery
Flower
Fruit/ seed Capsule-fusiform, clothed all over with glistering white hygroscopic hairs, when dry appearing mucronate by the hairs covering at the apex.
Habitat and distribution Garden and waste places
Flowering and fruiting August to December
Associated with Off field flora
Habit Erect, much branched with fasciculated tuberous, fleshy roots. Stems many from the woody base simple or sparingly branched, 4-gonous.
Inflorescence One to few flowered, blue to violet or deep blue.

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