Andrographis beddomei C.B.Clarke

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Andrographis beddomei
  • Synonym : A.nallamalayana Ellis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Andrographis beddomei C.B.Clarke
  • Endemism : Eastern Ghats (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Occasional in dry deciduous forests of Eastern Ghats. Ellis (1990) did not include A. beddomei C.B.Clarke in his 'Flora of Nallamalais' and treated this as a distinct species, namely, A.nallamalayana Ellis. However, studies carried out by Gnanasekaran et al, 2015 reports the two to be identical and should be treated as A.beddomei C.B.Clarke. Therefore, the species A.nallamalayana Ellis is conspecific to A.beddomei C.B.Clarke.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Guvvalacheruvu R.F. (Kadapa district), Simhachalam Hills (Visakhapatnam district), Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district), Prakasham district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; Gnanasekaran, G., Rajakullayiswamy, K. & G.V.S. Murthy (2015). Andrographis nallamalayana, a heterotypic synonym of a little-known endemic species A. beddomei (Acanthaceae). Rheedea Vol. 25(1) 47-53.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. beddomei. Downloaded on 4 March 2024.


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