Rungia elegans Dalz.

  • 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) : Rungia elegans Dalz.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Rare along forest
  • Key identification features : Stems somewhat angular. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, apex acute or acuminate, base usually rounded. Flowers bluish in sessile, terminal, 2-5 cms long spikes
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Ahmednagar district, Aurangabad district, Chandrapur district, Dhule district, Jalgaon district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nanded district, Nashik district, Satara district, Yavatmal district
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2.pp.671. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. elegans. Downloaded on 16 April 2021.

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