Nilgirianthus neilgherrensis (Bedd.) Bremek.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Flowers once in 7 years
  • Key identification features : A large shrub; branches hirsute when young. Leaves ovate with petioles about 6 cm. Spikes capitate; bracts ovate-lanceolate, bracteoles linear. Calyx lobes linear, Corolla white with a short tube, cylindric. Stamens 4.
  • Collection Nos : HFP 651, HFP 1058
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Gamble, J.S., Flora of Madras Presidency. 2: 1038. 1924.; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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=Nilgirianthus neilgherrensis. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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