Asystasia chelonoides Nees

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Asystasia chelonoides var. quadrangularis C.B.Clarke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Asystasia chelonoides Nees
  • Vernacular name : Kodikkurundhu (Tamil); Murikootipacha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 900m, near wet areas and and along water bodies in deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : July-March
  • Collector(s) Name : M.C Lukose
  • Collection Locality : Ramakkalmedu, Idukki District
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Mysuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Gajapati district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Yoganarasimhan, SN., Subramanyam and Razi, BA (1981). Flora of Chikmagalur District, Karnataka. Intl, Book Distri., Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India; Arora et al., 1981 - South Kanara; 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; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. chelonoides. Downloaded on 23 January 2020.

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