Barleria prionitis L.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Barleria prionitis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Barleria prionitis L.
  • Common name : Porcupine flower Barleria
  • Vernacular name : Vajradanti (Hin.); Mullu goranti, Haladi goranti (Kan.); Kattukanagambaram (Tam.); Sahachaara (San.)
  • Key identification features : An undershrub, armed with spines.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Comments : Often on plains to 500 m in dry areas and also grown as an ornamental.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Sri Lanka, India to Moluccas
  • 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. 3 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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 prionitis. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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