Strobilanthes foliosus T. And.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Strobilanthes foliosus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : A large gregarious shrub. Branchlets quadrangular, glabrous or glandular-pilose. Inflorescence of ovoid cymose condensed spikes subtended by four outer leafy deciduous bracts. Corolla pale-blue or whitish, tubular-ventricose and 5-lobed. Stamens 2, attached at the throat below, included. Staminodes 2. Capsule broadly oblong. 4-seeded.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : October-May
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Occasional in ravines and stream banks of forests in high elevations.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Yercaud 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. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Strobilanthes foliosus. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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