Andrographis alata (Vahl) Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Basionym : Justicia alata Vahl
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Andrographis alata (Vahl) Nees
  • Vernacular name : Peria nangai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : From foothills to 1200m in moist deciduous and deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 23/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0585
  • Collection Locality : Karadiyur, Yercaud Hills, Salem district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka state; Rao & Razi, 1981 - A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District, Karnataka state; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state
  • 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 alata. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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