Barleria lawii T.Anderson

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Barleria sepalosa C.B.Clarke; Barleria beddomei T.Anderson ex Bedd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Barleria lawii T.Anderson
  • Common name : Law's Barleria
  • Vernacular name : Mayurpunk (Hindi); Kurubakah (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Flowers open between 5 and 7 pm and remain till next one and half day
  • Key identification features : Erect shrub, terete branches, appressedly hairy. Internodes long. Flowers solitary, axillary, linear-lanceolate hairy. Sepals hairy on both surface, strongly nerved. Corolla parallel-nerved, white slightly hairy outside.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Collection Nos : CS 799
  • Collection Locality : Khandala, Maharasthra
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Thiruvananthapuram district, Kollam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kottayam district, Malappuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Barleria lawii. Downloaded on 27 June 2019.

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