Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Wall. ex Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Andrographis paniculata
  • Basionym : Justicia paniculata Burm.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Nees
  • Common name : Creat
  • Vernacular name : Kalpanath, Kiryat, Charayata (Hin.); Nelaberu, Kirath kaddi (Kan.); Nilavaembu, Siriyanangai (Tam.); Nelavemu (Tel.); Bhui nimbo, Chirata (Ori.); Yavatikta (San.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-143; HJCB-0572
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, K.R.K.Swamy & Arun Singh R.; K.R.K.Swamy, Arun Singh R. & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 27/11/14; 28/02/2016
  • Collection Locality : Sadasivakona R.F., Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State; Berbera to Balugaon, Khurda district, Odisha State
  • Habitat : Mixed forest
  • Key identification features : An erect, much branched herb. Corolla up to 1.5 cm long, pink, darker on the lower lip.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Common in forests. Often planted by households as a putative snake-repellent.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • 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 ; 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=Andrographis paniculata. Downloaded on 16 July 2020.

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