Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Nelsonia campestris R.Br.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Moist deciduous forests and plains
  • Flower, Fruit : November-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Odisha : Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Mayurbhanj district, Cuttack district, Ganjam district
  • World Distribution : Africa, Madagascar, India, China, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Nepal, Thailand, Philippines
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; efloar china, FOC vol 19, pp. 372; 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=Nelsonia canescens. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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