Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) Roth.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Blepharis maderaspatensis
  • Basionym : Acanthus maderaspatensis L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) B.Heyne ex Roth
  • Common name : Creeping Blepharis
  • Vernacular name : Kolimukkan chedi, Kooravaalchedi (Tam.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-83; HJCB-132
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, K.R.K.Swamy & Arun Singh R.; K.Sankara Rao, K.R.K.Swamy, Siddharth, S. & Arun Singh R.
  • Collection Date : 19/11/14; 26/10/2014
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State; Talakona Forest, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : A prostrate straggling native herb that roots at nodes. Leaves are simple, 4-whorled in opposite pairs, roughly elliptic with margins showing fine saw-like teeth. Flowers (1.2-3 cm.) in axillary clusters of 2 or 3. Corolla is two-lipped, light-coloured with purple markings.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Comments : Often on plains to 1400 m, on slopes among rocks, in thin layer of soil.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa to India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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. maderaspatensis. Downloaded on 21 February 2024.


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