Gymnostachyum polyanthum Wight

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gymnostachyum polyanthum Wight
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in forests of Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : Scapigerous herbs. Flowers pink, on long terminal inflorescence.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-February
  • Collection Nos : KFP 5341
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kollam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kottayam district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Nayar, T. S., et al, 2006. Flowering plants of Kerala, A hand book
  • 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 polyanthum. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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