Cynarospermum asperrimum (Nees) Vollesen, Kew Bull. 54: 172 1999. (syn. Blepharis asperrima Nees; Justicia aspera Perr. ex Nees (Unresolved));
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sin-nar-oh-SPER-mum
— Greek: cynara (spine); spermum (seed) – referring to the tuberculate seeds … Floristic studies
as-PER-rim-um — very rough … Dave’s Botanary
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commonly known as: hill blepharisHindi: अकाडा akadaKannada: ಎಲು ಕೂಟ್ಟಿ elu koottiMarathi: अकाडा akada, डिकणा diknaTulu: ಎಲು ಕೂಟ್ಟಿ elu kootti
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Hill Blepharis • Hindi: Akada • Marathi: दिकणा Dikna;
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Flowers of IndiaDiscussions at efloraofindiamore views in flickrmore views on Google Earth
commonly known ashill blepharis • Hindiakada • Marathiडिकणा dikna

botanical namesCynarospermum asperrimum (Nees) Vollesen … synonymBlepharis asperrima Nees

Not able to open FOI link.


Many thanks … for point out the error.
The link to FOI is http://www.flowersofindia.Hill Blepharis.html


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Original post. REVISED notes … sin-nar-oh-SPER-mum — Greek: cynara (spine); spermum (seed) – referring to the tuberculate seeds … Floristic studies as-PER-rim-um — very rough … Dave’s Botanary commonly known as: hill blepharis • Hindi:
REVISED notes …
sin-nar-oh-SPER-mum — Greek: cynara (spine); spermum (seed) – referring to the tuberculate seedsFloristic studies
as-PER-rim-um — very roughDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: hill blepharisHindi: अकाडा akadaKannada: ಎಲು ಕೂಟ್ಟಿ elu koottiMarathi: अकाडा akada, डिकणा diknaTulu: ಎಲು ಕೂಟ್ಟಿ elu kootti
botanical names: Cynarospermum asperrimum (Nees) Vollesen … synonyms: Blepharis asperrima Nees … status at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.


sin-nar-oh-SPER-mum — Greek: cynara (spine); spermum (seed) – referring to the tuberculate seeds … Floristic studies
as-PER-rim-um — very rough … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: hill blepharis • Hindi: अकाडा akada • Kannada: ಎಲು ಕೂಟ್ಟಿ elu kootti • Marathi: अकाडा akada, डिकणा dikna • Tulu: ಎಲು ಕೂಟ್ಟಿ elu kootti

botanical namesCynarospermum asperrimum (Nees) Vollesen … synonymsBlepharis asperrima Nees • Justicia aspera Perr. ex Nees … POWO

Bibliography / etymology

~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
hill blepharis
  • Flowers of India
  • for synonym Blepharis asperrima Nees … Common Indian Wild Flowers by Isaac Kehimkar
~~~~~ HINDI ~~~~~
अकाडा akada
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಎಲು ಕೂಟ್ಟಿ elu kootti
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
अकाडा akada
डिकणा dikna
  • Flowers of Sahyadri, a field guide to identify flowers of northern Western Ghats of India by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
~~~~~ TULU ~~~~~
ಎಲು ಕೂಟ್ಟಿ elu kootti
~~~~~ x ~~~~~
Names compiled / updated at
https://dineshvalke.blogspot.com/2022/06/cynarospermum-asperrimum-nees-vollesen.html


Kannada name ಎಲು ಕೂಟ್ಟಿ (elu kootti = bone binder) seems to be correct. I cross checked with references.



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Wild Flower for ID : 050711 : AK-2:
Taken growing wild by the roadside at Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra on the 30th of Nov, 2009.
A very small plant.


Cynarospermum asperrimum (Acanthaceae). Old name Blepharis asperrima.


yes Cynarospermum asperrimum (Acanthaceae). syn. Blepharis asperrima


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cynarospermum asperrimum:
cynarospermum asperrimum
this week
alibaug at my place


Are these this years photographs? It is a little early for C.asperinum to be flowering. From my records over the last few years this normally flowers between November to February.


So many plants are flowering early!
This picture was taken on 13-10-2011 (from the properties of the pictures).


it also flowering in SGNP (Silonda),, (October)


yes they were taken on the 13th of this month


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Request for FlowerID – 081211SC2:
Posting a photo for Id of flower
Date / Time – 02.12.2011 / 11.01 am.
Location – Place – Bondala Wildlife Sanctuary,Goa
Habitat – Garden/ Urban/ Wild / Type – Wild

Cynarospermum asperrimum (Nees) Volles. (Syn. Blepharis asperrima) Family: Acanthaceae (Dikna in Marathi)


Thats … for the id. I was thinking what does Cynarospermum could possibly mean?
Cynarium says “remedy for eye trouble”. May be the seeds are used in some eye troubles?
Any idea?


You are right. Blephar means Eyelids. Blepharitis is the inflammation of eye lid follicles and Blepharis asperrima is used for Blepharitis. (Doctrine of signatures)



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Cynarospermum asperrimumHill Blepharis


 


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Cynarospermum asperrimum:
Cynarospermum asperrimum, alibaug



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Cynarospermum asperrimum:
Nice photographs ! Mine are also flowering. Sending a few of my photographs – the last 2 of a plant that looks slightly different.


thanks for your photographs
specially the different looking one

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Cynarospermum asperrimum Sinhagad valley: Sharing the image of
Cynarospermum asperrimum from Sinhagad valley Nov 2011
Family : Acanthaceae
Marathi : Dikna डिकणा


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Plz id this herb: pa31 – 18nov2012:
Plz id this herb from Matheran region. It is around 3 feet or more in height. Flower photo is attached. Sorry was having problem with the camera so the photo are not very sharp.


This is Cynarospermum asperrimum

 


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Cynarospermum asperrimum (Nees) Vollesen SN Dec 13 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Cynarospermum asperrimum (Nees) Vollesen ( = Blepharis asperrima Nees), is a common semi erect herb near Siddapur (jog falls), Karnataka, having thin tuberous roots, which helps the herb for propagation.



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Cynarospermum asperrimum (Nees) Vollesen
near Matheran on November 12, 2011  

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Acanthaceae Fortnight::Cynarospermum asperrimum :: NSJ-20 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Cynarospermum asperrimum (Hill blepharis) from Pargad-Isapur

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Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Cynarospermum asperrimum :: SGNP :: ARKMAR-01/13 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Attached are pictures of Cynarospermum asperrimum captured at SGNP in December 2012.

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Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Cynarospermum asperrimum :: Rajgad :: ARKMAR-02/14 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Attached are pictures of Cynarospermum asperrimum captured at Rajgad in December 2014.

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Acanthacea week : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
attaching image of Cyanarospermum asperrimum from Dindori Nashik



It is my pleasure to present few images of Cynarospermum asperrimum  (Acanthaceae

Ref: http://www.flowersofindia.Hill Blepharis.html

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=11&cat=1 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, Evergreen forest fringe 

Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1100 msl 

Date: 28-11-2015


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Herbkarde01 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Date/Time-22/1/2017
Location- Sadavali, Dapoli MH
Habitat- Wild
Plant Habit- herb
Height- meter


Cynarospermum asperrimum (Nees) Vollesen [Acanthaceae].



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in Yevoor, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai– Jan.’09?; on 25th Jan2009 near Mulshi Pune; at Kamre near Lonavala, Maharashtra, Feb.’09?; in the yeoor forest raneg-Thane- Feb.’09; Kanyakumari on Jan 23,2009;

Flowers of yeoor – butterfly festival – indiantreepix | Google Groups
plant for id – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Pic from Kamre -For ID 03 – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Cynarospermum asperrimum – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Some flowers from SGNP, Mumbai – indiantreepix | Google Groups



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Cynarospermum asperrimum :: Nagla block of SGNP :: 21 DEC 19 : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images.
Nagla forest  … part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Date: December 21, 2019 … Altitude: sea level to about 600 ft asl
Cynarospermum asperrimum  (Nees) Vollesen



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