Striga scottiana Jeeva, Shyn. Brintha & Rasingam

  • Family (Hindi name) : BRAHMI FAMILY (ब्राह्मी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : SCROPHULARIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb (Parasitic)
  • Habitat : Wet forests
  • Comments / notes : The species is a root parasite of Euphorbia tortilis Rottler and is also associated with Selaginella wightii and Leucas aspera
  • Key identification features : Robust, solitary, unbranched or rarely 1 branched stems, lanceolate leaves, densely covered with strigose hairs throughout & bi-lobed upper corolla lobes.
  • Distribution :
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanyakumari district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats, Tamilnadu
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Near Threatened
  • Literature : Solomon Jeeva, T.S. Shynin Brintha and L. Rasingam (2012). Striga scottiana (Scrophulariaceae) – a new species from southern Western Ghats of Tamilnadu, India. Journal of Basic and Applied Biology, Vol. 6, No.3&4, pp. 79-82
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. scottiana. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.


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