Hemigraphis alternata (Burm.f.) T.Anderson

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Hemigraphis colorata (Blume) Hallier f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hemigraphis alternata (Burm.f.) T.Anderson
  • Common name : Red Ivy, Red Flame Ivy, Waffle plant
  • Vernacular name : Murikootti (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Grown as garden plant
  • Flower, Fruit : February-May
  • Native : Central America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; K. Sankara Rao 2009. Flowering Plants of IISc, A Field Guide.
  • 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=Hemigraphis alternata. Downloaded on 23 May 2022.

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