Oldenlandia biflora L.
Linnaeus, C. (1753) Species Plantarum 1: 119. Type: Habitat in India.
Inflorescence a few-flowered cyme with 10-30 mm long peduncles; pedicels 5-10 mm long; bracts 1-4 mm long and subulate to oblong. Calyx tube turbinate and ribbed, 1-1.5 x 1-1.7 mm; lobes triangular. 1-1.5 mm long with scabrid hairs on the margins. Corollawhite to pale blue and with a short, 0.5-0.8 mm long tube that are shorter than the calyx lobes; lobes linear and 2-3 mm long. Style 0.5 mm long. Stamens and style exserted from corolla tube but enclosed by lobes.
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In the Philippines, the plants are pounded and applied to wounds, and a decoction is administered internally to cure diarrhoea. Besides these uses, traditional doctors in Thailand also use the whole plant for its anti-amoebic and antipyretic properties. In India, it is used to treat fever and stomach complaints. In Vietnam, it is applied to treat snake bites.