Barleria cristata L.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Barleria cristata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Barleria cristata L.
  • Common name : Bluebell Barleria, Crested Philippine Violet
  • Vernacular name : Vajra danti, Jhinti, Nil Jhinti (Hin.); Jhinte, Kuruvaka, Mullugoranta (Kan.); December Poo (Tam.); Pedda gorinta, Neelambaramu, Gobbi, Niru goranta (Tel.); Daskarada, Banfetali, Banpatoli (Tam.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0423
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy, Arun Singh R. & K.Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 26/11/15
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : An undershrub, unarmed. Corolla white, purple, pink or violet
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • Comments : Occasional in grasslands and hill sides to about 900 m, often brought to gardens.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : India, Himalaya, Myanmar, Indo-China, China, Malesia, Philippines
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; 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=Barleria cristata. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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