Dicliptera verticillata (Forssk.) Christensen

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Dicliptera micranthes Nees
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dicliptera verticillata (Forssk.) C.Chr.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Wastelands in plains
  • Key identification features : Erect herb, branches angular. Leaves ovate or elliptic glabrous. Flowers in axillary clusters of small sessile umbel-like cymes. Calyx long, hairy, 5-partite. Corolla tube narrow with upper and lower lip long
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Anantapur district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Kollam district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Mayurbhanj district, Koraput district
  • Native : India, Tropical Africa
  • World Distribution : Afghanistan to Central India, Tropical Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Dicliptera verticillata. Downloaded on 27 November 2022.

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