Flora of the Nilgiris

Plants from Acanthaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
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Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) Roth

English Name : Creeping Blepharis
Irula Name : Barga poo
Tamil Name : Kozhimookkan, Kooravaal chedi



Habit : A prostrate wiry herb.

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Strobilanthes cuspidata (Benth) T. Anderson







Habit : A shrub.

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Barleria prionitis L.

English Name : Yellow Hedge Barleria
Irula Name : Karu nega poo, Meem mul chedi
Tamil Name : Shemmuli, Kattu Kangaambaram
Hindi Name : Jinti, Katsareya
Malayalam Name : Shemmuli

Habit : An armed shrub.

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