Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees
  • Common name : Spiny Lepidagathis
  • Vernacular name : Kodajathripaccha, Kodassathripaccha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Flower, Fruit : January-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Deccan Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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 cuspidata. Downloaded on 2 July 2020.

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