Lepidagathis cristata Willd. , Sp. Pl. 3: 400 1800. (Syn: Acanthus cristatus Rottler ex Nees; Ruellia radiciflora Vahl ex Nees (Unresolved); Selago acaulis Nees (unresolved));
Crested Lepidagathis • Hindi: बुख़ार जडी Bukhar Jadi • Marathi: भूई गेंद Bhui Gend, भू तेरडा Bhu terada • Tamil: Karappanpoondu • Kannada: Surya Kantha;
Pls help ID Herb AS-2011-Mar-4-a:
May I request you to refer Flora of the Madras Presidency vol- II by Gamble, that might give a lead to differentiate the species. Currently I don’t have that flora with me.
I guess Lepidagathis cristata
I too guess that this is Lepidagathis cristata of Acanthaceae family.
Yes it does appear to be Lepidagathis cristata.
Collection place: Hyderabad
Date: November 2011
It feels like Lepidagathis sp. (L. hamiltoniana / L. subarmata).
Please validate the ID
I hope Lepidagathis cristata.
I think this is Lepidagathis cristata..
Lepidagathis cristata :
ID Request 150913SG : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Help ID of this weed with flower bunch at base, found in wild, photographed on 14Sep13 at Dhavlas, Maharashtra.
This looks like some Lepidagathis sp. (Family: Acanthaceae).
Lepidagathis cristata from me too.
… could be Lepidagathis cristata (Acanthaceae); please wait for comment(s).
Agree with … it is Lepidagathis cristata.
Req. for ID : Attachments (3). 5 posts by 3 authors.
ANOCT51 Please identify this Lepidagathis sp. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7).
Road to Makalidurga
It seems Lepidagathis cristata Willd.
Thank you very much sir.
Flora of Karnataka
Acanthaceae Fortnight:: Lepidagathis cristata :: NSJ-02 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Acanthaceae fortnight SN 16 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Acanthaceae Fortnight March 2015:: Lepidagathis cristata – GE- Mar2015-03.1 : 1 post by 1 author. 1 image.
Lepidagathis cristata in the wild, dry grassland outside Chennai.
Blooming in February, photo taken in 2010
TSP-MAY2016-51-379:Images of Lepidagathis cristata (Acanthaceae) : 5 posts by 3 authors.
It is my pleasure to present few images of Lepidagathis cristata (Acanthaceae)
Habit: Prostrate herb.
Habitat: Wild, Wasteland
Sighting: Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl
Very beautifully captured details…!!
Plant-Bird Association on Rocky Plateau:
– Wow that’s an excellent camouflage illustration of the yellow wattles lapwing chicks and the Lepidagathis plants. Probably the best. Great colours, a very nice composition and notes too.
– Rocky plateaus (and rock outcrops in general) are full of life and many such interesting observations need to be reported for dispelling off the myth of “barren plateaus”.
This is the link to my paper titled ” Rocky Plateaus-Special focus on Northern W.Ghats and konkan” which was commissioned by the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel. I have reviewed the known facts about ecology, diversity and disturbance of the rocky plateaus in this, and have suggested a possible path towards conservation. The paper is without photos due to size constraints. But if anyone is interested I can send the full one with photos included.
MS/ID/JAN/2021/3 – ID of the plant: 1 image.
Lepidagathis mitis Dalzell
It could be …
How about L.cristata :
I checked that also earlier but not convinced.
I marked the posting to … Her reply is as follows :
Which Lepidagathis? :
I has taken these shots 3 years back from Rehekuri.
Are these Lepidagathis cristata? Is the colour variation normal?
– it seems Lepidagathis cristata
– the second image could be Lepidagathis hamiltoniana ? This species is very rare to Eastern Ghats.
Lepidagathis cristata seems to be correct ID.
Yes, you are right as per images at Lepidagathis cristata Willd.
Lepidagathis cristata : Nasik : 28APR21 : AK-22: 2 images.
Seen growing in a grassland.
Identification by Varun Sharma Ji.
Swamy/2023/101/ -Request plant ID: 4 images- 2 high res.
Lepidagathis cristata Willd.
In that case, it may be
https://efloraofindia.com/2011/03/11/lepidagathis-cristata/ only, as suggested by …
Thanks … for your quick response and suggestion. I will check.