Justicia betonica var. betonica L.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Common name : White Shrimp plant, Squirrel Tail, Paper Plume
  • Vernacular name : Tellantu, Tellarantu, Tella addasaramu, Velimungilu (Telugu); Vellakurinji, Venkurinni, Paduthamara (Marathi)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : On plains above 900m, in thickets by stream banks, moist deciduous forests and wastelands
  • Comments / notes : Often cultivated
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout
  • World Distribution : Old World tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.
  • 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=Justicia betonica var. betonica. Downloaded on 23 August 2019.

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