Andrographis serpyllifolia (Vahl) Wight

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Andrographis serpyllifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Andrographis serpyllifolia (Vahl) Wight
  • Common name : Creeping Creat
  • Vernacular name : Kaasinasarada gida (Kan.); Kaattuppooraan kodi, Siyan kodi, Thutuppoondu (Tam.); Pamu nelavemu, Karumaku, Aaku chandrika (Tel.)
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : A prostrate herb with stout rootstock and branching radially from a densely-hairy main stem. Leaves are orbicular and glabrous. Flowers are subsessile, mostly solitary with small bracts. Calyx is glandular and hairy. Corolla is white, hairy, 1-1.5 cm; lower lip is with violet blotches. Fruit is a capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : June-March
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Often on hills above 400 m on bare slopes, along rocks of roads and in deciduous forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • 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=Andrographis serpyllifolia. Downloaded on 16 July 2020.

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