Carvia callosa (Nees) Bremek.

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Carvia callosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Strobilanthes callosus Nees (Unresolved name)
  • Common name : Karvi
  • Vernacular name : Maruadana (Hin.)
  • Endemism : Central and Peninsular India
  • Key identification features : Shrubs with rigid, rough and warted stems. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate with crenate margins and strongly lineolate on the upper surface. Flowers in sub-tetragonal spikes with rounded edges. Bracts covered with viscious secretion with a balsamic but not agreeable odour, green with pink tinge. Disc bright orange. Calyx segmented, leathery, softly pubescent; corolla with a white tube and a purple limb, glabrous outside with yellow hairs.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Flowers once in seven to eight years.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Belgaum, Chikamagalur, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis

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