Rungia pectinata (L.) Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Acanthaceae
  • Basionym : Justicia pectinata L.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Rungia pectinata (L.) Nees
  • Vernacular name :
    • Pindikunda (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : As an undergrowth in forests, waste places, Tropical semi-evergreen forests and road sides
  • Comments / notes : Common Weed
  • Flower, Fruit : November-May
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Collection Date : 18/12/1969
  • Collection Nos : 15897
  • Collection Locality : Panorama point, Bisle ghat
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Ballari district, Dakshina Kannada district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district,Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunacha;l Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman Islands
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
    • Lakshadweep : Lakshadweep
  • Native : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Jawa, Lakshadweep Islands, Laos, Malaya, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Yemen
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Jawa, Lakshadweep Islands, Laos, Malaya, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Yemen
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • 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
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District
    • Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Rungia pectinata. Downloaded on 21 May 2024.

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