Andrographis affinis Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Basionym : Andrographis neesiana var. affinis (Nees) C. B. Clarke
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Andrographis affinis Nees
  • Vernacular name : Kodikkurundhu, Keeriparandai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Shola floor and on cleared slopes
  • Comments / notes : Occasional, on hills above 900m
  • Flower, Fruit : November-May
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Thiruvananthapuram district, Kollam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kottayam district, Idukki district, Kottayam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore 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=Andrographis affinis. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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