Peristrophe bicalyculata (Retz.) Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Peristrophe bicalyculata
  • Basionym : Dianthera bicalyculata Retz.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Peristrophe bicalyculata (Retz.) Nees
  • Common name : Magenta Plant
  • Vernacular name : Cheebi gida (Kan.); Nei Kaaichum poondu (Tam.); Kakajanga (San.)
  • Key identification features : A subshrub to 3-4 feet tall. Leaves are ovate and acuminate, hairy. Flowers in cymes. Calyx lobes linear, hairy. Corolla is pink, hairy outside and bilipped. Stamens 2. Fruit is a capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : On hills above 600 m, in wastelands, by stream banks etc.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district (Karnataka State); Tamil Nadu State; Kurnool district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, India, sub-tropical Himalaya, Indo-China, Malaya Peninsula
  • Literature : 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.; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • 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=Peristrophe bicalyculata. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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