Rhinacanthus nasutus (L.) Kurz

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Rhinacanthus nasutus
  • Synonym : Rhinacanthus communis Nees
  • Basionym : Justicia nasuta L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rhinacanthus nasutus (L.) Kurz
  • Vernacular name : Palkajuhi, Juyeepani (Hin.); Negamalli (Kan.); Nagamalli, Sirukurungu (Tam.); Nagamalle, Pamumalle, Vontikommu rhinachettu (Tel.); Kaurasago (Ori.); Yuthiparni (San.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0627
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R., K.R.K.Swamy & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 23/03/16
  • Collection Locality : Yercaud-Salem Ghat road, Salem district, Tamil Nadu State
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forest
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Comments : On hills above 500 m, on slopes of crevices of rocks, etc. Occassional in clumps. Sometimes brought into cultivation.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district (Karnataka State); Shevaroy Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State); Rudrakonda Hills (Kurnool district), Visakhapatnam district, East Godavari district, Talakona R.F. (Chittoor district), Kadapa district (Andhra Pradesh State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Ganjam district, Nayagarh district, Sambalpur district, Puri district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka; Cultivated elsewhere including Java and Madagascar
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Rhinacanthus nasutus. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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