Phlebophyllum versicolor (Wight) Bremek.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Strobilanthes cuspidatus (Benth.) T. And.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Kannarakurunji (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 500m on drier exposed slopes, gregarious in evergreen forests. According to to Gamble, it probably flowers once in every seven years. During December 1979 to April 1980, the whole population was flowered (Flowers purple) and dried up during March to April
  • Flower, Fruit : -fter every 7 years
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Sirumala Hills (Dindigul district)
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah, T & Ali Moulali, D., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 2; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 versicolor. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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