Strobilanthes heyneana Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 85 1832. (syn: Nilgirianthus heyneanus (Nees) Bremek.; Nilgirianthus heyneanus var. fuscus (C. B. Clarke) Bremek; Nilgirianthus heyneanus var. neesii Bremek.; Nilgirianthus heyneanus var. viridis (C. B. Clarke) Bremek.; Strobilanthes asperrimus Nees; Strobilanthes heyneana var. fusca C. B. Clarke; Strobilanthes heyneana var. viridis C. B. Clarke; Strobilanthes purpureus Hook. ex Nees; Strobilanthes rogusus White; Strobilanthes tener Nees; Strobilanthes trifidus Wall. ex Nees) as per Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India, Catalogue of life and efi thread;
Peninsular India as per Catalogue of life;
Karun Kurinji • Marathi: अकरा Akra • Tamil: கருங் குரிஞ்ஜி Karun Kurinji;
Shrubs, branches hirsute. Leaves 6-10 x 4-7 cm, broadly elliptic, apex bluntly acuminate, base attenuate, crenate, covered with bulbous based hairs, lateral nerves 8-9 pairs; petiole 3-4.5 cm long. Spikes 3-4 together, 2 x 1.5 cm, axillary, on trichotomous peduncles, ovoid; involucral bracts 8 x 6 mm, broadly ovate, obtuse; floral bracts 13 x 10 mm, ovate, concave, obtuse, glabrous; bracteoles absent. Flowers few to many; sepals 6 x 2.5 mm, oblong, emarginate, connate a little above the base; corolla blue, 25 mm long; tube stout, with a patch of hairs inside above the stamens; staminal filaments and sheath hairy; style bulged below the stigma, hairy. Capsule 9 x 4 mm, glabrous; seeds winged.
Flowering and fruiting: October-December
Margins of shola forests and grasslands
India and Sri Lanka
Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)
Polygonaceae Fortnight: for ID, Wayanad, Kerala; NAW-MAY02 : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3).
Going thru my pictures i thought that these might be a Polygonaceae species because of the character of the branch joints.
Photographed at the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary, in Jan 2014.
The plant was small but i dont remember the dimensions. I hope this is not a meaningless post.
Thanks for sharing this interesting plant!
Seems some Acanthaceae member.
Yes! Acanthaceae from me too.. probably some Strobilanthes!
Nilgirianthus heyneanus (Nees) Bremek. SN Dec 22 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Nilgirianthus heyneanus (Nees) Bremek, wild shrub from Siddapur area of Karnataka
Kindly upload with the reproductive characters only leaves are not sufficient for identification of any plant
Agumbe :: Strobilanthes heyneanus FOR VALIDATION :: DVJAN39 : 6 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.
Agumbe … Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
Date: 25 DEC 2014 … Altitude: about 700 m asl
Please validate this Strobilanthes, whether S. heyneanus. Had seen similar plant at Kattalekan, Uttara Kannada.
The plants were growing in damp soil. There was a stream about 100 ft away.
Strobilanthes ¿ heyneanus ? … (family: Acanthaceae)
It is matching with Strobilanthes heyneanus Nees
Yes it is the same
Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Strobilanthes heyneanus :: Agumbe & Kattalekan :: DVMAR106/117 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 7 images.
at Agumbe on December 25, 2014
at Kattalekan on March 16, 2013
at Kattalekan on December 16, 2012
Acanthaceae fortnight ANMAR10/30 Strobilanthes heyneanus : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
Superb pictures …
Strobilanthes heyneanus Nees
Acanthaceae Fortnight ::Strobilanthes heyneanus :: North Karnataka :: PKA-MAR52/52: : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)
Seen this shrub (approx 2 to 3 m tall) at “Kattalekan” (North Karnataka).
Bot. name: Strobilanthes heyneanus
Strobilanthes heyneanus :: Charmadi Ghat :: 12 NOV 2016 :: DVDEC22 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 2 images.
Charmadi Ghat Karnataka
Date: 12 NOV 2016 … Altitude: explored between: 873 – 976 m (2863 – 3201 ft) asl
Strobilanthes heyneanus Nees … (family: Acanthaceae)
Strobilanthes heyneana from Mullayayangiri Bababudangiri Road-GS13022022-1: 3 very high res. images.
Strobilanthes heyneana Nees
Syn: Nilgirianthus heyneanus (Nees) Bremek.
Photographed from along Mullayayangiri Bababudangiri Road, 26-9-2015.
The Plant List Ver.1.1 (Unresolved) Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post India Biodiversity Portal Nilgirianthus heyneanus – Karun Kurinji
Encyclopaedia of world medicinal plants, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah