Lepidagathis cristata Willd.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Nari goodi (Kannada); Karappaan poondu (Tamil); Bhuigend (Marathi); Mullabanti, Nakkapintuka, Karapania, Karapanipadu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub jungles, foothills of deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 800m, in wastelands, on gravelly or in poor soil
  • Flower, Fruit : November-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02/01/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-288
  • Collection Locality : Mabbuchintalapalle, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Guntur district, Anantapur district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; 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=Lepidagathis cristata. Downloaded on 20 June 2019.

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