Justicia glabra Koenig ex Roxb.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Rhaphidospora glabra Nees
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Justicia glabra K.D.Koenig ex Roxb
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Hedges and open forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on the foothills by stream banks.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Collection Locality : Nalagunthi, Malkangiri District
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kollam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kottayam district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Malkangiri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district), Thanjavur district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Java
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District
  • 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 glabra. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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