Graptophyllum hortense Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Graptophyllum pictum (L.) Griff.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Graptophyllum pictum (L.) Griff.
  • Common name : Caricature Plant
  • Vernacular name : Anchunirappacha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Garden plant
  • Comments / notes : Usually cultivated in gardens and parks
  • Key identification features : A glabrous shrub. Corolla purple or crimson
  • Flower, Fruit : February
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Graptophyllum hortense. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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