Lepidagathis cristata Willd.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Lepidagathis cristata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved
  • Vernacular name : Nari goodi (Kan.); Karappaan poondu (Tam.); Mullabanti, Nakkapintuka, Karapani, Karapani paadu (Tel.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-288
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02/01/16
  • Collection Locality : Mobbuchintalapalle, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Habitat : Scrub Jungle
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Native : India
  • Comments : On plains to 800 m, in wastelands, gravelly ground or in poor soil.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Salem district, Hoganekkal Forest (Dharmapuri district) (Tamil Nadu State); Bellary district (Karnataka State); Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district), Kadapa district, Guntur district (Andhra Pradesh State); Mehbubnagar district (Telangana State); Hoganekkal R.F. (Tamil Nadu State); Ganjam district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4;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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Lepidagathis cristata. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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