Lepidagathis incurva var. lophostachyoides (Nees) Sharma

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lepidagathis incurva var. lophostachyoides (Nees) Sharma (Not found in Plant List)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : In forest plantations
  • Key identification features : Diffuse herbs with opposite, elliptic to oblong leaves; Inflorescence in terminal or axillary, clustered spikes; Calyx long, lanceolate, lobed, nerved; Corolla long, white, pubescent, lobed, brown spotted; Stamens four; Fruit a oblond, discoid, hairy capsule.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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=Lepidagathis incurva var. lophostachyoides. Downloaded on 26 November 2022.

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