Strobilanthes barbatus Nees

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Strobilanthes barbatus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : A gregarious shrub, stem quadrangular, often winged. Flowers rare, in dense spikes and basally interrupted. Corolla white, scabrid along margins, ciliate and shortly emarginate. Stamens 4, exerted. Capsule oblong.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Once in 7 years
  • Native : India
  • Comments : On hills above 1000 m in shade, especially by stream banks. Also abundant as dense impenetrable thickets.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Yercaud Hills, Shevaroy Hills, Kalrayan Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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. barbatus. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.


All fields are required

Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at