Andrographis serpyllifolia (Vahl) Wight

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Andrographis serpyllifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Andrographis serpyllifolia (Vahl) Wight
  • Common name : Creeping Creat
  • Vernacular name : Kaasinasarada gida (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 599, CJS 13433
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha
  • Endemism : South India
  • Key identification features : A prostrate herb with stout rootstock and branching radially from a densely-hairy main stem. Leaves are orbicular and glabrous. Flowers are subsessile, mostly solitary with small bracts. Calyx is glandular and hairy. Corolla is white, hairy, 1-1.5 cm; lower lip is with violet blotches. Fruit is a capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Frequently seen in open, dry places.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Byrapura (Hassan)
  • 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; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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