Barleria involucrata var. elata (Dalzell) C.B.Clarke

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Barleria involucrata var. elata (Dalzell) C.B.Clarke
  • Vernacular name : Mayurpunk (Hindi); Kurubakah (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen and Shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Often grows above 1200m in sholas as an undergrowth or bordering them in discrete patches of evergreen forests
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district)
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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 involucrata var. elata. Downloaded on 23 August 2019.

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