Peristrophe bicalyculata (Retz.) Nees

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Acanthaceae
  • Basionym : Dianthera bicalyculata Retz.
  • Synonym(s) : Dianthera bicalyculata Retz.; Dianthera bifida Moench; Dianthera malabarica L.f.; Dianthera paniculata Forssk.; Dianthera rugosa Perrier ex Nees; Dicliptera bicalyculata (Retz.) Kostel.; Dicliptera paniculata var. rivinoides (C.B.Clarke) Karthik. & Moorthy; Dicliptera paniculata var. subaequibracteata (Bennet) Karthik. & Moorthy; Justicia bicalyculata (Retz.) Vahl; Justicia ligulata Lam.; Justicia ruderalis Russell ex Steud.; Peristrophe bicalyculata var. rivinoides C.B.Clarke; Peristrophe bicalyculata var. subaequibracteata Bennet; Peristrophe dewevrei De Wild. & T.Durand; Peristrophe doriae A.Terracc.; Peristrophe kotschyana Nees; Peristrophe paniculata (Forssk.) Brummitt; Peristrophe paniculata var. subaequibracteata (Bennet) Bennet; Peristrophe pilosa Turrill; Peristrophe rivinoides Wall.; Peristrophe schimperiana Hochst. ex Nees
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Dicliptera paniculata (Forssk.) I.Darbysh.
  • Common name : Magenta Plant
  • Vernacular name :
    • Cheebi gida (Kannada)
    • Nei Kaaichum poondu (Tamil)
    • Kakajanga (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 600m, in wastelands and by stream banks
  • Key identification features : Leaves opposite, ovate; Flowers pink.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Collection Date : 29/01/1971
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1404
  • Collection Locality : Channarayapatna
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district
    • Maharashtra : Thane district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Rajasthan : Churu district
    • Jammu and Kashmir : Jammu and Kashmir
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
    • Lakshadweep : Lakshadweep
  • Native : Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, China, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gulf States, India, Kenya, Lakshadweep Islands, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Ni
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, China, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gulf States, India, Kenya, Lakshadweep Islands, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • 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.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Peristrophe bicalyculata. Downloaded on 27 May 2024.

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