Barleria buxifolia L.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Barleria buxifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Barleria buxifolia L.
  • Common name : Hopehead, Iksura, Box-Leaved Barleria
  • Vernacular name : Gandu chotte mullu, Karichulli, Gubbee mullu (Kan.); Rosemullippoondu (Tam.)
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : A spinescent herb, up to 40 cm. high. Leaves are simple, opposite, entire and ovate with a sharp pointed spine-like apex. The petals are fused and the corolla is tubular and funnel-shaped with the free lobes spreading, 2.5 cm. across. Fruit is an oblong capsule containing few compressed seeds.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Occasional in dry localities, chiefly on roadsides, in poor soil and wastelands.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district, Kolar district (Karnataka State); Dharmapuri district, Tiruchirapalli district, Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Salem district, Javadhu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district, former North Arcot) (Tamil Nadu State); Kadapa district, Chittoor district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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. buxifolia. Downloaded on 22 February 2024.


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