Strobilanthes ciliatus Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Basionym : Nilgirianthus ciliatus (Nees) Bremek.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Vernacular name : Karvi (Hindi); Sahacharah (Sanskrit); Cherukurunji, Chinnikurunji, Karimkurunji, Kurunji, Vellakurunji (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Along stream banks
  • Comments / notes : Evergreen and Semi-evergreen forest
  • Flower, Fruit : December-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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 ciliatus. Downloaded on 18 September 2019.

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