Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) Roth.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Blepharis maderaspatensis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) B.Heyne ex Roth
  • Common name : Creeping Blepharis
  • Collection Nos : CJS 15541,CJS 16125
  • Key identification features : A prostrate straggling native herb that roots at nodes. Leaves are simple, 4-whorled in opposite pairs, roughly elliptic with margins showing fine saw-like teeth. Flowers (1.2-3 cm.) in axillary clusters of 2 or 3. Corolla is two-lipped, light-coloured with purple markings.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, T. Africa
  • Comments : Common herb on hedges and as undergrowth.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere


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