Andrographis explicata (Clarke) Gamb.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Andrographis explicata (Clarke) Gamb.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Hills up to 5000 ft.
  • Key identification features : Erect woody undershrubs; Stem glabrous; Leaves elliptic; Flowers many; Calyx lobed, lanceolate, glandular, hairy; Corolla tube broad above, dark-purple; Style puberulus. Fruit a capsule, linear-oblong, hairy
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district, Tirunelveli district, Virudhunagar district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable (VU)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ravichandran, V. and S. Karuppusamy (2016). Check list of Endemic flowering plants of Western Ghats from Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Biological Records, e0042016: 36-51; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work)
  • 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 explicata. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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