Blepharis integrifolia (L.f.) E.Mey. & Drège ex Schinz (Images by Surajit Koley (Identified by Vijayasankar Raman & P. Santhan (Inserted by J.M.Garg)) 



Blepharis linariifolia Pers. 



Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) B.Heyne ex Roth (Images by Prashant Awale (1,4) & Nidhan Singh (2,3) (Validated by Vijayasankar Raman & P. Santhan) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))


Karthikeyan et
al. (2009)
have mentioned following species of Blepharis in India:

  1. Blepharis
    (L.f.) E. Mey. exSchinz
  2. B. lawsonii
    G.S.Giri & R.N. Banerjee
  3. B.
    (L.) B. Heyne ex Roth
  4. B. scindica
    Stocks ex T. Anderson (syn. of Blepharis linearifolia)


S., Sanjappa, M. and Moorthy, S. 2009. Flowering Plants of India, Dicotyledons,
vol-I (Acanthaceea- Avicenniaceae). Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. pp. 8.


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name

(L.) Heyne ex Roth
Undershrub Dry Evergreen
to Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
All districts Nethira moolli
Blepharis repens (Vahl) Roth (Syn. of Blepharis integrifolia) Herb Dry
Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987



Species with description &
pictures in Flowers of India
as on 4.1.14 :


Botanical name Family Common name

Blepharis maderaspatensis Acanthaceae Creeping Blepharis

Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Details with Keys-
Blepharis repens (Vahl) Roth (Syn. of Blepharis integrifolia)

A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon -, Volume 12 By M. D. Dassanayake (2000)- Details with Keys-
Blepharis integrifolia (L.f.) E.Mey. with Blepharis repens (Vahl) Roth as a syn.

Blepharis 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI page on Blepharis

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments are welcome.


List of Indian species in the genera Acanthus, Blepharis and Dicliptera (Acanthaceae)2 posts by 2 authors.

I have added lists of Indian species of Acanthus, Blepharis and Dicliptera in eFI.

Thanks a lot, … Species at other links matches well with these.


Pl. go through Blepharis page with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.



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