Rungia pectinata (L.) Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Basionym : Justicia pectinata L.
  • Synonym(s) : Rungia parviflora var. muralis Clarke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rungia pectinata (L.) Nees
  • Vernacular name : Pindikunda (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : As an undergrowth in forests, waste places, semi-Evergreen forests and road sides
  • Comments / notes : Common Weed
  • Flower, Fruit : November-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Ballari district, Dakshina Kannada district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district,Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : Myanmar, China, Sri Lanka, Java, Malaysia, Philippines, 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi 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=Rungia pectinata. Downloaded on 23 October 2019.

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