Andrographis echioides (L.) Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Andrographis echioides (L.f.) Nees
  • Common name : False Waterwillow
  • Vernacular name : Gopuramthangi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wasteland and plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Kadapa district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Bengaluru district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur 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=Andrographis echioides. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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