Lepidagathis rigida Dalzell

  • 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 rigida Dalzell
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments / notes : Infrequent
  • Key identification features : Undershrubs, erect, rigid; stems quadrangular, slender, softly hairy, with glandular and simple hairs. Leaves glandular pubescent on both sides, base long attenuate into an obscure petiole. Flowers yellowish-white, spotted with brown or purple in dense, glandular-hairy, terminal, cylindric simple or compound 2.5-6.5 cm long spikes in short, lateral branches.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2.pp.648. Botanical survey of India, Govt. 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 rigida. Downloaded on 27 September 2023.


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