Peristrophe bicalyculata (Retz.) Nees

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Peristrophe bicalyculata
  • Basionym : Dianthera bicalyculata Retz.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Peristrophe bicalyculata (Retz.) Nees
  • Common name : Magenta Plant
  • Vernacular name : Cheebi gida (Kan.); Nei Kaaichum poondu (Tam.); Kakajanga (San.)
  • Key identification features : A subshrub to 3-4 feet tall. Leaves are ovate and acuminate, hairy. Flowers in cymes. Calyx lobes linear, hairy. Corolla is pink, hairy outside and bilipped. Stamens 2. Fruit is a capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : On hills above 600 m, in wastelands, by stream banks etc.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district (Karnataka State); Tamil Nadu State; Kurnool district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, India, sub-tropical Himalaya, Indo-China, Malaya Peninsula
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. bicalyculata. Downloaded on 21 February 2024.


Field Images


All fields are required

Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at