Ruellia tuberosa L.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Ruellia tuberosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ruellia tuberosa L.
  • Common name : Way-side Tuberose
  • Vernacular name : Jurbula gadda (Tel.)
  • Key identification features : An erect herb with young parts hispid. Leaves elliptic-obovate with slightly crenate or undulate margin. Corolla ale blue or violet. Capsule longer than calyx.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : On plains to hills up to 1000 m, near habitations.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Tropical America; Naturalized in tropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; 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=Ruellia tuberosa. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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