Phaulopsis imbricata (Forssk.) Sweet

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Basionym : Ruellia imbricata Forssk.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Phaulopsis imbricata (Forssk.) Sweet
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and deciduous forests, also in plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 750m, on moist slopes and river banks
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Bargarh district, Dhenkanal district, Bolangir district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kendrapara district, Angul district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • Native : Africa
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, India, Indo-China, West China
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Phaulopsis imbricata. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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