Barleria involucrata var. involucrata

  • 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) : Not found in Plant List
  • Vernacular name : Mayurpunk (Hindi); Kurubakah (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare. Found on the margins of shola forests, semi-evergreen forests and plains
  • Key identification features : Shrubs with blue or purplish flowers. Corolla glandular-pubescent outside, with white tube.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kollam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kottayam district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Shendage & Yadav in Rheedea Vol.20, 2010; 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. involucrata var. involucrata. Downloaded on 28 November 2021.

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