Dicliptera foetida (Forssk.) Blatt.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Dicliptera zeylanica Nees
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dicliptera foetida (Forssk.) Blatt.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional along roadsides and edges of thickets in evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : A much-branched herb, prostrate. Corolla deep rose or pink
  • Flower, Fruit : November-April
  • Collector(s) Name : K.P.Sreenath & S.R.Ramesh
  • Collection Nos : KFP 10813
  • Collection Locality : Dandeli (Uttara Kannada)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thrissur district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; 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=Dicliptera foetida. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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