Calacanthus grandiflorus (Dalz.) Radlk.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Calacanthus grandiflorus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Calacanthus grandiflorus (Dalz.) Radlk.
  • Endemism : Western Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : Gregarious leafy shrub, black when dry, stem quadrangular, erect and glabrous except a few hairs at the nodes. Corolla bluish-purple with bifid upper lip and lower 3-lobed. Seeds hairy, yellow.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Occasional in Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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