Phlebophyllum kunthianum Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Strobilanthes kunthiana (Nees) T. And.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Kurinji (Tamil); Neelkurunji (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1500m, gregarious on plateau especially on higher hills.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January (Once in 12 years)
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 27/12/1971
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 1635, CS 17058
  • Collection Locality : Honnametti, B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Dindigul district, Salem district, Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Deccan Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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; Karuppusamy, S. and V. Ravichandran (2016). Diversity Assessment of woody plants of Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni District, Tamil Nadu. Bio Bulletin. 2 (1): 58-73.
  • 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=Phlebophyllum kunthianum. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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