Barleria cristata L.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Barleria cristata L.
  • Common name : Bluebell Barleria, Crested Philippine Violet, Philippine Violet
  • Vernacular name : Vajra danti, Jhinti, Nil Jhinti (Hindi); Jhinte, Kuruvaka, Mullugoranta (Kannada); December Poo (Tamil); Gokran (Marathi); Chulli, Kankambram(Malayalam); Neelambaramu, Gobbi, Neeru goranta (Telugu); Daskarada, Banfetali, Banpatoli (Oria)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 900m, brought to gardens
  • Flower, Fruit : June-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh& K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 26/11/2015
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0423
  • Collection Locality : Palamaneru forest, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malesia, Myanmar, China, Philippines
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Barleria cristata. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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