Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) Roth.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) B.Heyne ex Roth
  • Common name : Creeping Blepharis
  • Vernacular name : Kolimukkan chedi, Kooravaalchedi (Tamil); Elumbotti, Hemakandi, Murikootipacha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains to 1400m, on slopes among rocks, in thin layer of soil
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Raja K.Swamy & Arun Singh R; K.Sankara Rao, Raja K.Swamy, Siddarth & Arun Singh R
  • Collection Date : 19-11-2014; 26-10-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-83; HJCB-132
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district (AP); Talakona R. F, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa to India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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=Blepharis maderaspatensis. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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