Phlebophyllum versicolor (Wight) Bremek.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Phlebophyllum versicolor
  • Synonym : Strobilanthes cuspidatus (Benth.) T. And.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : A large shrub; Young branches appressed-white, woody. Corolla pale blue.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : After every 7 years
  • Comments : As an undergrowth at 3000 ft. According to to Gamble, it flowers after every seven years. During December 1979- April 1980, the whole population went into flower (flowers purplish) and dried up from March-April (Matthew, 1983).
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district) (Tamil Nadu State); East Godavari district (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah, T & Ali Moulali, D., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 2.; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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. versicolor. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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