Ecbolium ligustrinum (Vahl) Vollesen

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Ecbolium viride var. dentata (Klein ex link.) Raizada; Ecbolium linneanum var. dentatum (Klein ex Link) C.B.Clarke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ecbolium ligustrinum (Vahl) Vollesen
  • Common name : Ran Aboli
  • Vernacular name : Karimkurinji, Karinkurinni, Odiamandantha, Odiyamadantha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Rare, found growing in waste lands, semi-evergreen forests, also in the plains
  • Key identification features : An erect herb or undershrub. Corolla bluish-green
  • Flower, Fruit : June-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Common
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indo-Malaysia and Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
  • 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=Ecbolium ligustrinum. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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