Calacanthus grandiflorus (Dalz.) Radlk.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Calacanthus grandiflorus (Dalz.) Radlk.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : Gregarious leafy shrub, black when dry, stem quadrangular, erect and glabrous except a few hairs at the nodes. Corolla bluish-purple with bifid upper lip and lower 3-lobed. Seeds hairy, yellow.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kollam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kottayam district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Peninsular India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Calacanthus grandiflorus. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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