Neuracanthus sphaerostachys Dalzell, Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 2: 140 1850.;
 

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NYUR-uh-KANTH-us — meaning, spiny vein
sfay-ro-STAK-ee-us — has globe shaped (flower) spikes

commonly known as: pin-cushion flower • Gujarati: ganthera • Hindi: putliyo • Marathi: गोलगोंडा golgonda   

 

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at Goregaon (E), Mumbai in Aug 2009; at sanjay gandhi National Park on 25th Aug., 2009; Near Kas Platue Satara- Sept’09?; national park in Mumbai- 8/8/10; 1500ft. above lonavala, mulshi taluka, pune dist.; on the plateau behind Fort Ddddddhangad- Oct’10?; is it? – indiantreepix | Google Groups Neuracanthus sphearostachyus – indiantreepix | Google Groups Neuracanthus sphaerostachys – efloraofindia | Google Groups identification – efloraofindia | Google Groups Neuracanthus sphaerostachyus- – efloraofindia | Google Groups identification – efloraofindia | Google Groups

  

 

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– … the second is possibly Vigna radiatathe flower colour is normally mauve / lilac.


– first one is Neuracanthus sphraeostachys and second is Vigna radiata


 

 

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Third plant for identification from Goa: I am now attaching the third plant for identification from Goa


Yes absolutely .. It should be Neuracanthus sphaerostachyus


    

Neuracanthus sphaerostachyus: Seen this herb at CBD Hills.
Date/Time: 20-08-2011 / 11:45AM
Location: CBD Hills, Navi Mumbai
Bot. name: Neuracanthus sphaerostachyus
Family: Acanthaceae
Plant Habit:Herb
Habitat: Wild

 

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Neuracanthus sphaerostachyus at Prabal-Matheran Valley: Came across this herb at Prabal-Matheran Valley.
Bot. name: Neuracanthus sphaerostachyus
Family: Acanthaceae.
Date/Time: 16-09-2012 / 12:10PM
Usually the flowers are “Violet-Purple” in colour but the flowers spotted by me were some what whitish pink..


very nice, seems popular with red ants… sugary?
wondered why is it called neuracanthus?


 

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Plz id this herb: pa2 – 23oct2012: Plz id this another herb flowering in Yeoor region.


Nice photographs. This is Neuracanthus sphaerostachyus (Family: Acanthaceae).


 

 

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Neuracanthus sphaerostachys—for sharing and validation :  Attachments (2).  1 post by 1 author.
Pic of Pincushion Plant, taken at Ambyvalley road, Lonavala, Pune in Oct12


 

 

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Requesting to please ID this plant captured on the Shilonda trail, SGNP, Mumbai in July 2014.


This could be Neuracanthus sphaerostachyus (i.e Pin Cushion Plant)??


Newly born babies of  Pleocaulus ritchei (C.B.Clarke) Bremek.


Thank you … On googling, the margin of the leaves of the plant I posted looks a bit different from Pleocaulus ritchei…… Did you notice these plants towards the end of the trail that day?


These babies are in abundance all along the Shilonda trail, as we noticed.

Well, sometimes babies are devoid of many characters, what the adults possess.
So is the serration of leaf in this case, which is usually absent is juveniles of this plant


Thank you … for the information….
I will try to visit the trail in a month or so, hopefully they would then provide further clues…


yea it is Neuracanthus sphaerostachyus for sure. 


Thank you … for confirmation….


 

 

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Attached are pictures of Neuracanthus sphaerostachyus captured at SGNP in September 2013 and 2014.


 

 

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Seen this herb at CBD Hills.
Date/Time: 20-08-2011 / 11:45AM
Location: CBD Hills, Navi Mumbai
Bot. name: Neuracanthus sphaerostachys
Family: Acanthaceae
Plant Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild


 

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Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Neuracanthus sphaerostachys :: Lonavala :: DVMAR80/91 :
1 post by 1 author. 3 images.

Neuracanthus sphaerostachys Dalzell
near Lion’s Point on October 15, 2010  


 

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Came across this herb at Prabal-Matheran Valley.
Bot. name: Neuracanthus sphaerostachyus
Family: Acanthaceae.
Date/Time: 16-09-2012 / 12:10PM
Usually the flowers are “Violet-Purple” in colour but the flowers spotted by me were some what whitish pink..


 

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Neuracanthus sphaerostachyus—-for sharing : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Photo taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Lonavala, Pune in Oct.15


 
 
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