Barleria mysorensis Roth.

  • 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 mysorensis B.Heyne ex Roth
  • Vernacular name : Chulli, Karachulli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Deciduous forests and in exposed rocky localities and plains
  • Key identification features : Shrubs with prickles, blue or purple flowers; spines usually long
  • Flower, Fruit : July-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kadapa district, Nellore district, Prakasam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Ramanagara district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Tirunelveli district, Vellore district, Villipuram district, Salem district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Shendage & Yadav 2010. Revision of the Genus Barleria (Acanthaceae) in India. Rheedea Vol.20 (2): 81-130; 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. mysorensis. Downloaded on 7 December 2021.

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