Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Acanthaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)

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Strobilanthes cuspidata (Benth) T. Anderson

Leaf arrangement

Opposite decussate

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Obovate, Ovate

Leaf Apex

Cuspidate

Leaf Base

Attenuate

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : A shrub.

Habitat and Distribution : On dried exposed slopes, gregarious. Hills above 500m. Peninsular India.

Field Tips : Leaves opposite and unequal, nerves prominently raised on both sides.

 

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Flower:

In terminal panicled spike, purplish. Flowering from December-APril.

Fruit :

A capsule. Seeds 4. Fruiting throughout.

All from Acanthaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)