Strobilanthes reticulata Stapf, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1894: 347 1894. (Syn: Nilgirianthus reticulatus (Stapf) Bremek. (Unresolved));
commonly known as: hill conehead • Kannada: ಗುಡ್ಡೆ ಕಾರ್ವಿ gudde kaarvi • Marathi: भुई कारवी bhui karvi
Names compiled / updated at
stroh-bil-AN-theez — cone flower … Dave’s Botanary
reh-tick-yoo-LAY-tuh — netted … Dave’s Botanary


Kas week : Nilgirianthus reticulatus SMP:
Nilgirianthus reticulatus
Another Karvi plant observed on Kas Plateau. Aug Sep.

How many are called Karvi? …
next time the 12 year streobilanthus comes around I ‘ll be very old… so sorry I miissed it last time around…
but these last few weeks it seems many called stobilanthus have been shown here…
am wondering it there is paper that shows the differen Karvi or strobilanthus…?
you would know if there was any

Strobilanthes kunthiana (called as Neel-Kurinji) is reported to be flowering once in 12 years. Munnar is probably the best place to watch. Last mass flowering was in the year 2006 and next one will be in the yr 2018.
I think Karvi (Strobilanthes callosus) flowers once in 7 years.


Nilgirianthus reticulatus in Mass Flowering in Western Ghats : Attachments (2). 8 posts by 7 authors.
The spectacle of Nilgirianthus reticulatus flowering at Pachgani near Pune in Western Ghats.
The shrubs in this locality have flowered ahead from the rest which might flower only next year.
The local name is Bhui Karwi.

Whole of the landscape is looking great.. many thanks for sharing this …

wow. So beautiful. Thanks a lot for sharing these wonderful pics…

Thanks to all those who appreciated the pictures. I wish you had witnessed the show, the pictures do not show any grandness.

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Nilgirianthus reticulatus. Blooming in Panchagani after 7 years
Bhui Karvi.15 Sep 2013.
It has only 2 stamens unlike other species.
भुई कारवी

Wonderful pictures!!!
Is it mass flowering or will it take place next year ?

You must have read the post by …
It was flowering on one section of hill totally covered with it when he observed it.
The blooms were nearly over after 7 days when I could go there.. Still it was seen patchily in some sections.
I think it may flower in another section in October (Usual season) when I had seen it flowering in a vast area in Oct. 2006. Attaching an earlier picture of 2006.


Names of Plants in India :: Nilgirianthus reticulatus (Stapf) Bremek. : 9 posts by 4 authors.
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Nilgirianthus reticulatus (Stapf) Bremek. … family: Acanthaceae 

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¿ nil-gee-ree-ANTH-us ? — Nilgiri (name of mountain range in s India); Greek: anthos (flower)
reh-tick-yoo-LAY-tus — netted
Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: hill coneheadMarathi: भुई कारवी bhui karvi

botanical names: Nilgirianthus reticulatus (Stapf) Bremek. … synonym: Strobilanthes reticulata Stapf … Flowers of India

Is it blooming now? (9.10.14)

Yes …, this sighting along trail at Lingmala Falls, Mahabaleshwar.

You mean not everywhere, only in parts ??

Not mass flowering – as much as I could see there were many plants.

stroh-bil-AN-theez — cone flower … Dave’s Botanary
reh-tick-yoo-LAY-tuh — netted … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: hill conehead • Kannada: ಗುಡ್ಡೆ ಕಾರ್ವಿ gudde kaarvi • Marathi: भुई कारवी bhui karvi

botanical namesStrobilanthes reticulata Stapf … homotypic synonymsNilgirianthus reticulatus (Stapf) Bremek. • Pleocaulus reticulatus (Stapf) M.R.Almeida … POWO, retrieved 23 November 2023

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~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
written and spoken widely, in most parts of India
hill conehead
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
written in: Devanagari (मराठी) … spoken in: Maharashtra, Karnataka
भुई कारवी bhui karvi
  • for Nilgirianthus reticulatus (Stapf) Bremek. … name coined, for want of name, by Shrikant Ingalhalikar, the author of Flowers of Sahyadri, the first among the three field guides to identify plants of northern Western Ghats of India, based on flowers
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
written in: Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ) … spoken in: Karnataka
ಗುಡ್ಡೆ ಕಾರ್ವಿ gudde kaarvi
  • name coined, for want of name; ಗುಡ್ಡೆ gudde = hill, suggestive of the high altitude habitat; ಕಾರ್ವಿ kaarvi = generic Marathi name for Strobilanthes spp.
Karnataka, Maharashtra; endemic
~~~~~ Last updated: 23-11-2023 ~~~~~

Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Nilgirianthus reticulatus :: Mahabaleshwar :: DVMAR82/93 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.

Nilgirianthus reticulatus (Stapf) Bremek.
at Mahabaleshwar on September 28, 2014 

Acanthaceae Fortnight:: Nilgirianthus reticulatus :: NSJ-MAR-32 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Nilgirianthus reticulatusfrom Kas

Mass flowering of Bhui Karvy from Panchgani (en-route Mahabaleshwar).
Bot. name: Nilgirianthus reticulatus




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