Strobilanthes pothigaiensis Gopalan & Chithra

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Strobilanthes pothigaiensis Gopalan & Chithra
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Exposed shola forests bordering grassy or rocky slopes
  • Comments / notes : At an alt. 1600 M
  • Key identification features : Leaves entire with slightly recuved margin; inflorescence spicate; outer bracts elliptic-ovate, not foliaceous; brancteoles narrowly lanceolate; corolla tube narrowly cylindrical at base; staminodes absent
  • Flower, Fruit : September
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Thiruvananthapuram district, Kollam district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanyakumari district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; R. Gopalan & V. Chitra 92008). Strobilanthes pothigaiensis (Acanthaceae) – a new species from southern Western Ghats, India. Kew Bulletin. 63: 499-501.
  • 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 pothigaiensis. Downloaded on 17 November 2019.

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