Asystasia gangetica (L.) T.Anderson

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Asystasia gangetica
  • Basionym : Justicia gangetica L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T.Anderson
  • Common name : Ganges Primrose, Chinese Violet
  • Vernacular name : Maithala, Maithala kaddi, Meddhe soppu (Kan.)
  • Key identification features : A procumbent much-branched herb. Leaves are simple, opposite, ovate, green above and paler beneath. Flowers are large, attractive on axillary or terminal elongated inflorescence. Throat of the corolla is little dialated. Fruit is a few-seeded capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Common on hills up to 500 m.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district, Kolar district (Karnataka State); Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district, former North Arcot) (Tamil Nadu State); Dhone R.F. (Kurnool district), Palakonda Hills (Kadapa district), Anantapur district, Simhachalam Hills (Visakhapatnam district), Chittoor district (Andhra Pradesh State); Mahendragiri Hills (Ganjam district), Nuapada district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Africa, Arabia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. gangetica. Downloaded on 4 March 2024.


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