Dicliptera verticillata (Forssk.) Christensen

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Dicliptera verticillata
  • Synonym : Dicliptera micranthes Nees
  • Basionym : Dianthera verticillata Forssk.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dicliptera verticillata (Forssk.) C.Chr.
  • Key identification features : Erect herb, branches angular. Leaves ovale or elliptic glabrous. Flowers in axillary clusters of small sessile umbel-like cymes. Calyx long, hairy, 5-partite. Corolla tube narrow with upper and lower lip long.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Comments : Occasional in hills Eastern Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Amagondapalem R.F. (Ananthapur district), Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district, Kalahandi district, Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Koraput district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Tropical Africa
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa
  • 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=Dicliptera verticillata. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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