Peristrophe paniculata (Forssk.) Brummitt

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Basionym : Dianthera paniculata Forssk.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dicliptera paniculata (Forssk.) I.Darbysh.
  • Vernacular name : Kattupuzhukkolli (Malayalam); Chebeera, Oosukada, Sannapulla, Atrial (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub forests, waste places under shaded areas and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in wastelands and road sides
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Guntur district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Bargarh district, Cuttack district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Villipuram district
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Tropical Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. paniculata. Downloaded on 16 April 2021.

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