Barleria grandiflora Dalz.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Barleria grandiflora Dalz.
  • Common name : Dev Koranti
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Flowers open between 12 noon-3 pm and remain open for the next two days
  • Key identification features : Shrubby with terete branches, nodes having small hairs; leaves elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous with base tapering acutely. Flowers axillary, solitary, linear-ligulate. Corolla white, pubescent outside with the tube enlarging towards the top becoming narrowly infundibuliform. Capsules shorter than the calyx.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Peninsular India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Shendage & Yadav in Rheedea Vol.20, 2010
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. grandiflora. Downloaded on 23 May 2022.

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