Strobilanthes neilgherrensis Bedd.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Strobilanthes neilgherrensis
  • Synonym : Nilgirianthus neilgherrensis (Bedd.) Bremek.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : A large shrub; branches hirsute when young. Leaves ovate with petioles about 6 cm. Spikes capitate; bracts ovate-lanceolate, bracteoles linear. Calyx lobes linear, Corolla white with a short tube, cylindric. Stamens 4.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : December-January
  • Native : India
  • Comments : On higher hills to 1200 m, on shola floor. Often gregarious. Flowers very rarely, Gamble reported in flower in 1884 and then in 1910 (Fischer) and in December 1980 to January 1981 by Matthew.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Gamble, J.S., Flora of Madras Presidency. 2: 1038. 1924.; 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 neilgherrensis. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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