Carvia callosa (Nees) Bremek.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Strobilanthes callosa Nees
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Common name : Karvi
  • Vernacular name : Maruadana (Hindi)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Flowers once in seven to eight years
  • Key identification features : Shrubs with rigid, rough and warted stems. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate with crenate margins and strongly lineolate on the upper surface. Flowers in sub-tetragonal spikes with rounded edges. Bracts covered with viscious secretion with a balsamic but not agreeable odour, green with pink tinge. Disc bright orange. Calyx segmented, leathery, softly pubescent; corolla with a white tube and a purple limb, glabrous outside with yellow hairs.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-November
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Central and Peninsular India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. callosa. Downloaded on 19 April 2021.

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