Rungia crenata T.Andr.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Key identification features : Herbaceous erect plants with opposite sparsely hairy leaves; Inflorescence in short, terminal, dense spikes; Calyx small, deeply lobed, pubescent; Corolla small, bluish or white, lobed; Stamens two; Fruit an oblong, ovoid pubescent capsule consisting of four compressed, glabrous seeds.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kollam district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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. crenata. Downloaded on 22 April 2021.

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