Nilgirianthus heyneanus (Nees) Bremek.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Nilgirianthus heyneanus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved
  • Key identification features : Large undershrubs to small shrubs. Leaves ovate, unequal below. Spike capitate, subglobose. Bracts pink, orbicular rounded, reticulated. Calyx lobes linear-oblong, slightly emarginate. Corolla purple, lobes acute. Stamens 4, included. Filaments pilose below.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments : Rare along stream banks in moist deciduous forests at about 1000 m altitude.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Maredumilli hills (East Godavari district) (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Literature : Pullaiah, T & Ali Moulali, D., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 2.
  • 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=Nilgirianthus heyneanus. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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