Asystasia gangetica (L.) T.Anderson

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Asystasia gangetica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T.Anderson
  • Common name : Ganges Primrose, Chinese Violet
  • Vernacular name : Maithala, Maithala kaddi, Meddhe soppu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 15365, CJS 15559
  • Collector(s) Name : Arsikere (Hassan)
  • Key identification features : A procumbent much-branched herb. Leaves are simple, opposite, ovate, green above and paler beneath. Flowers are large, attractive on axillary or terminal elongated inflorescence. Throat of the corolla is little dialated. Fruit is a few-seeded capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India, Malaysia, Africa.
  • Comments : Grows in open areas and also cultivated in gardens.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Chikamagalur, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Tumkur, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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