Calacanthus grandiflorus (Dalzell) Radlk., Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 13: 279 1884 publ. 1883. (Syn: Calacanthus dalzellianus T.Anderson ex Benth. [Illegitimate]; Lepidagathis grandiflora Dalzell);
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¿ kal-uh-KAN-thus ? — Greek: kalos (beautiful); akanthos (spine, thorn) … Origins of Plant Names
gran-dih-FLOR-us — with large flowers … Dave’s Botanary
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commonly known as: large flowered calacanthus • Hindi: करंब karamb • Kannada: ಬಿಳಿ ಗೋರಂಟೆ bili gorante • Malayalam: കരിംകുറിഞ്ഞി karimkurunni, വെള്ളക്കുറിഞ്ഞി vellakurunni • Marathi: मुगूट mugut • Sanskrit: सहचरः sahacarah • Tulu: ಬೊಳ್ಡು ಗೋರಟೆ boldu gorate
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Acanthaceae – Calacanthus grandiflorus-PKA3:
Came across this Shrub at Patharpunj (Chandoli region). 23-01-2010.
Bot. name: Calacanthus grandiflorus
Family: Acanthaceae



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Acanthaceae Week: Calacanthus grandiflorus Radlk.:
Calacanthus grandiflorus Radlk. Sitzungsberichte der
Mathematisch-Physikalischen Classe (Klasse) der K. B. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München 13: 279. 1884[1883].

A monotypic one from Acanthaceae
Images taken from Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary, Radhanagari, Maharashtra
12th Nov. 2007

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Calacanthus grandiflorus:
Name of the Species: Calacanthus grandiflorus
Common Name: Mugut (Marathi)
Family: Acanthaceae
Photographed on: 31st Dec., 2011
Photographed at: Matheran
Habitat Type: Forest Hill Slope
Conservation Status: Endemic to Western Ghats Complex
Description: Erect shrub, occasionally seen near shrubberies at higher elevations in hills.

I have yet to come across this. How common is this in Matheran area?


…, in last 3 years of search in Matheran, it is my first sighting. In the area, where I located it this time is very much frequented by me but this was the surprise of the time.


Truly interesting plant. When I first read this mail I was reminded of calycanthus, till I found out that there is genus Calacanthus of Acanthaceae.


Base of Chanderi hill (From Vangani side) also has the distribution of this plant. I had also spotted this plant at Chandoli Forest.



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Calacanthus grandiflorus | Matheran:
Calacanthus grandiflorus of Acanthaceae family

Nov`12
Matheran
Shrub of high elevation slopes/grasslands. Western Ghats endemic



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Calacanthus grandiflorus—–for sharing and validation : Attachments (2).  6 posts by 5 authors.
Pic of Mugut taken at my farm at ambyvalley rd. lonavala/mulshi, pune in dec10


Yes, it is.


Yes …, Nice photograph of Mugut.



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Calacanthus grandiflorus—for sharing and validation :  Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Pic of Mugut, taken at Ambyvalley road, Lonavala, Pune in Oct.12



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Calacanthus grandiflorus (Dalzell) Radlk.
near Lion’s Point off Lonavala on October 2, 2009  

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Calacanthus grandiflorus – (Marathi – Mugut) at Pargad (Isapur – near Amboli)

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Came across this Shrub at Patharpunj (Chandoli region). 23-01-2010.
Bot. name: Calacanthus grandiflorus
Family: Acanthaceae



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Names of Plants in India :: Calacanthus grandiflorus: 1 image.

Flowers of IndiaDiscussions at efloraofindiamore views in flickrmore views on Google Earth

commonly known aslarge flowered calacanthus • Hindiकरंब karamb • Malayalamകരിമകുറുഞ്ഞി karimkurunni •Marathiमुगूट mugut • Sanskritसहचरः sahacarah
botanical namesCalacanthus grandiflorus (Dalzell) L. Radlk. … synonymsCalacanthus dalzellianus T. Anderson ex Benth., nom. illeg. • Lepidagathis grandiflora Dalzell (basionym)


I think it is called Mugut in Marathi may be because it resembles the Helmet of Roman Guard.


¿ kal-uh-KAN-thus ? — Greek: kalos (beautiful); akanthos (spine, thorn) … Origins of Plant Names
gran-dih-FLOR-us — with large flowers … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: large flowered calacanthus • Hindi: करंब karamb • Kannada: ಬಿಳಿ ಗೋರಂಟೆ bili gorante • Malayalam: കരിംകുറിഞ്ഞി karimkurunni, വെള്ളക്കുറിഞ്ഞി vellakurunni • Marathi: मुगूट mugut • Sanskrit: सहचरः sahacarah • Tulu: ಬೊಳ್ಡು ಗೋರಟೆ boldu gorate

botanical namesCalacanthus grandiflorus (Dalzell) Radlk. … synonymsCalacanthus dalzellianus T.Anderson ex Benth. & Hook.f. • Lepidagathis grandiflora Dalzell … POWO

Bibliography / etymology

~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
large flowered calacanthus
~~~~~ HINDI ~~~~~
करंब karamb
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಬಿಳಿ ಗೋರಂಟೆ bili gorante
  • Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu … ಬಿಳಿ ಗೋರಂಟೆ bili gorante = white Barleria; due to its whitish plant body and resemblance with Barleria
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
കരിംകുറിഞ്ഞി karimkurunni
വെള്ളക്കുറിഞ്ഞി vellakurunni
  • Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu … വെള്ളക്കുറിഞ്ഞി vellakurunni = white Strobilanthes; arose as it resembles Strobilanthes in appearance
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
मुगूट mugut
  • Flowers of Sahyadri, a field guide to flowers of northern Western Ghats of India by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
~~~~~ SANSKRIT ~~~~~
सहचरः sahacharah
~~~~~ TULU ~~~~~
ಬೊಳ್ಡು ಗೋರಟೆ boldu gorate
~~~~~ x ~~~~~

 


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