Lepidagathis rigida Dalz. (S. Pakistan to W. India, Assam to Bangladesh as per POWO)
FLOWERING PLANTS OF INDIA, DICOTYLEDONS, Vol-I (Acanthaceae-Avicenniaceae) authored by S. Karthikeyan, M. Sanjappa and S. Moorthy and published by BSI, Kolkata in 2009 is an important document for names, authority and distribution of Acanthaceae species in India.
As per this document (Karthikeyan et al., 2009) following species of Lepidagathis occur in India:
In addition to above, two new species has been described from India:
25. Lepidagathis benojiana Jithin & Jose
26. Lepidagathis shrirangii Natekar, Kambale & Chandore
Jithin, K.V. and Jose, P.A. 2017. Lepidagathis benojiana sp. nov. (Acanthaceae) from the Western Ghats, Kerala, India. Nordic J. Bot. 35: 436-439. DOI: 10.1111/njb.01389
Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 24.3.14:
Species with description & keys in Flora of Pakistan :
Some species found in India with description & keys from Flora of China :
Lepidagathis incurva Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett-
Lepidagathis barberi Gamble- Rare- Southern Peninsula &
Lepidagathis diffusa Clarke- Indeterminate- India
Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur and Damoh By G. P. Roy, B. K. Shukla, Bhaskar Datt (1992)- Details-
Floristic Diversity of Assam: Study of Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary By Bora, Yogendra Kumar (2003)- Details-
Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 2 By N. P. Singh (1988)- Details with keys–
Lepidagathis diffusa Clarke &
Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India (2000)- Description & Keys–
Lepidagathis : 3 posts by 2 authors.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Lepidagathis
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.
If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
I have added the list of all Indian species of Lepidagathis based on Karthikeyan et al. (2009).
Wonderful, … Details at other links matches well with it.
Lepidagathis page with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
Pl. go through Lepidagathis page with images of species in efloraofindia (done by …).
If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.