Lindernia ciliata (Colsm.) Pennell

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Linderniaceae
  • Species : Lindernia ciliata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lindernia ciliata (Colsm.) Pennell
  • Vernacular name : Khedkura (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0119; HJCB-0125
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy, Arun Singh R., K. Sankara Rao and Siddharthan.S
  • Collection Date : 26/10/14
  • Collection Locality : Talakona Reserve Forest, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Open deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : An erect annual herb. Leaves are sessile, sharply aristate-serrate. Flowers are in terminal racemes, corolla is pinkish-white. Stamens 2, staminodes 2. Capsule is more than twice the length of calyx.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Comments : Often grows well on banks of streams and in marsh up to 750 m. More prominent and mixed with grasses after rains.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district) (Tamil Nadu State); Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district), Palakonda Hills (Kadapa district), Kurnool district, Nellore district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, South-East Asia, Northern Australia
  • 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; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.; 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. ciliata. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.


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