Peristrophe bicalyculata (Retz.) Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Basionym : Dianthera bicalyculata Retz.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Peristrophe bicalyculata (Retz.) Nees
  • Common name : Magenta Plant
  • Vernacular name : Cheebi gida (Kannada); Nei Kaaichum poondu (Tamil); Kakajanga (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 600m, in wastelands and by stream banks
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : India, sub-tropical Himalayas, China, Malaya Peninsula, Nepal, Tropical Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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=Peristrophe bicalyculata. Downloaded on 17 November 2019.

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