Barleria buxifolia L.

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Barleria buxifolia
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Barleria buxifolia L.
  • Common name : Hopehead, Iksura, Box-Leaved Barleria
  • Vernacular name : Gandu chotte mullu, Karichulli, Gubbee mullu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1428, CJS 12395
  • Key identification features : A spinescent herb, up to 40 cm. high. Leaves are simple, opposite, entire and ovate with a sharp pointed spine-like apex. The petals are fused and the corolla is tubular and funnel-shaped with the free lobes spreading, 2.5 cm. across. Fruit is an oblong capsule containing few compressed seeds.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : Indian Archipelago
  • Comments : Common weed of dry arid regions and wastelands.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Channarayapatna (Hassan)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Tumkur
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Shendage & Yadav in Rheedea Vol.20, 2010; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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