Strobilanthes barbatus Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Nilgirianthus barbatus (Nees) Bremek.; Strobilanthes barbatus var. bonaccordensis E.S.S.Kumar & Raj Vikr.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1000m in shade, especially by stream banks, evergreen and semi-evergreen forest. Locally abundant as dense impenetrable thickets.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-April (Once in seven years)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 92, HFP 999, CJS 16215
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Coimbatore district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southwest India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats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.
  • 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=Strobilanthes barbatus. Downloaded on 15 November 2019.

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