Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Lepidagathis cuspidata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees
  • Common name : Spiny Lepidagathis
  • Endemism : Central and Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : Herbs with caudate-acuminate leaves; Inflorescence in axillary, glandular, pubescent, long.spikes; Calyx lobed; Corolla white with purple dots, long, hairy.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : January onwards
  • Native : India
  • Comments : On the laterite soil in open cleared forests in Eastern Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Simhachalam Hills (Visakhapatnam district), Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Kalahandi district, Rayagada district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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. 3
  • 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 cuspidata. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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