Dipteracanthus patulus (Jacq.) Nees

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ruellia patula Jacq.
  • Vernacular name : Vedichchedi (Tamil); Katmora (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests, scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 1200m, and low alt. on disturbed ground like forest border, arable lands, near habitations
  • Flower, Fruit : June-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Guntur district, Anantapur district, Kadapa district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district, Adilabad district, Nalgonda district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, Abyssinia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
  • 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=Dipteracanthus patulus. Downloaded on 21 August 2019.

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