Gymnostachyum febrifugum Benth.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gymnostachyum febrifugum Benth.
  • Vernacular name : Bili agrada beru, Nela muchhala (Kannada); Nilamuchaala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Frequent as an undergrowth in evergreen forests near water sources
  • Key identification features : A small herb. Corolla pale greenish yellow or purplish
  • Flower, Fruit : October-January
  • Collection Nos : KFP 4946
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district
  • Endemism : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; 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.
  • 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=Gymnostachyum febrifugum. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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