Andrographis macrobotrys Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Andrographis ceylanica Nees
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Andrographis macrobotrys Nees
  • Vernacular name : Uppali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Frequent in forests as an undergrowth
  • Key identification features : An erect, stout herb. Corolla pink with dark purple-red blotches on lower lip
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Kannur district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 macrobotrys. Downloaded on 19 August 2019.

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