Andrographis wightiana Arn. ex Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Justicia atropurpurea Dennst.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Andrographis atropurpurea (Dennst.) Alston
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Openings in evergreen and Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Slender nearly glabrous herb; pink corolla with red-purple lower lip.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-April
  • Collector(s) Name : M.C Lukose, Sunny Mathew
  • Collection Locality : Ponthenpuzha, Kottayam District
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Andrographis wightiana. Downloaded on 17 August 2019.

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