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Bicolor
Persian Violet

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Bicolor Persian Violet

Exacum tetragonum

Bicolor Persian Violet is an annual herb. Oppositely arranged, stalkless leaves are narrow, elliptic-lancelike or ovate-lancelike, with a sharp tip and rounded base. Flowers are large and showy, occuring in cymes at the end of branches. The four long, ovate sepals are joined together. Flower tube is long, with petals broadly ovate, acute, white below, blue or pink at tips. It is found in Western Ghats and the Himalaya, from Garhwal to Bhutan, S. China, Indo-China, Malaysia.

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Regional Names
  • Marathi:
    उडी चिरायत
  • Tamil:
    செடீ
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Taxanomy

GENTIANALES
GENTIANACEAE
Exacum tetragonum

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