Barleria tomentosa Roth

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Barleria tomentosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Barleria tomentosa Roth
  • Common name : Blue Trumpet Bush
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : Branchlets pubescent. Leaves are ovate-orbicular, acute at the apex, tomentose; Petiole pubescent; Flowers in racemes; Calyx lobed, lanceolate, pubescent; Corolla imbricate; Style long, hairy at the base.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Occasional in deciduous forests up to 1200 m of central and southern Eastern Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tamil Nadu State; Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Lingal Forest Range (Mehbubnagar district), Nalgonda district (Telangana State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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. tomentosa. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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