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!
Of course its not a meaningless post. But I am sure it is not a Polygonaceae member. The swollen node character can be seen in some other families too. Please wait for some more comments.
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)
Date: December 2014
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka
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)
efi thread IPNI Catalogue of life Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (syn. of Nilgirianthus heyneanus (Nees) Bremek.)
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