Plumbago indica L., Herb. Amb. 24 24 1754 (syn. Plumbagidium roseum (L.) Spach; Plumbago coccinea (Lour.) Salisb.; Plumbago rosea L.; Thela coccinea Lour.);
Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Philippines, Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Isl., India,
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar [Burma], Darjeeling,
Laos, Vietnam (I), Pakistan
Jamaica (I), Peru (I), Puerto Rico (I), Haiti (I), Dominican Republic (I),
Virgin Isl. (I) (St. Croix (I)), Seychelles (I), Fiji (I), New Caledonia (I),
trop. Afr. (I), Marquesas Isl. (I), Society Isl. (I) (Tahiti (I)), Taiwan (I),
Trinidad & Tobago (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Plumbago, Scarlet leadwort, Rose-colored Leadwort • Hindi: लाल चित्रक Lal chitrak • Manipuri: ꯃꯨꯒꯥꯂꯩ Mugalei, ꯇꯦꯜꯍꯤꯗꯥꯛ ꯥꯉꯥꯡꯕꯥ Telhidak angangba • Oriya: ଅଗ୍ନୀ Ogni • Bengali: ৰক্ত চিত্ৰক Rakt-chitrak • Tamil: அக்கிநீ Akkini • Gujarati: કાલોચિત્રક Kalochitrak • Kannada: ಚಿತ್ರಮಲಿಕಾ Chitramulika • Malayalam: Kotuveli • Konkani: तांबडी चित्रक Tambdi chitrak


Plumbaginaceae: Plumbago indica L.: Plumbago indica L. Herb. Amboin. (Linn.) 24. 1754.

Synonym: Plumbago rosea L. Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 1: 215. 1762. nom. illeg.
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Lectotype = “Radix Vesicatoria” in Rumphius, Herb. Amboin., 5: 453, t. 168, 1747
1. Image of plant
2. Protologue – Radix Vesicatoria Herb. Amboin., 5: 453
3. Lectotype – Herb. Amboin., t. 168

– Closer look of the same

– Thought of sharing my finds as well. Do have a look.





Plumbago indica from bangalore: Plumbago, Scarlet leadwort 
Plumbago indica Plumbaginaceae 
(Plumbago family) 
Native Herb 

Yes, and its medicinal….


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Location: PBRC, Vilupuram Dist.,
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Shrub.

Plumbago indica of Plumbaginaceae.

Yes. red plumbago. this is medicinal too



ID for this plant please : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1 + 2).
kindly id this plant, this i found in darkwoods of the forest

i brought this into my garden it is 5 years old, flowers are beautiful ones. i don’t know weather it is usefull as medicine.

Please post the close ups of the flowers for ID by the experts.

thank you, iam posting few pics

the red one looks like PLUMBAGO ROSEA…..

The flowering one appears something similar to Plumbago rosea (!)

Plumbago rosea = Plumbago indica


Plumbaginaceae and Primulaceae (incl. Myrsinaceae) Fortnight: Plumbaginaceae-Plumbago indica from Western Ghats-PKA1 : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3).
This plant is commonly known as Lal Chitrak.
Bot. name: Plumbago indica
Family: Plumbaginaceae

Thanks, …, for the wonderful posts.

Seen this somewhere but haven’t photographed.


Cochin-Pls validate-Plumbago indica?021214RT.Dec-2 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Apologies for the bad pics.
Medicinal herb.

Yes, it is Plumbago indica.

Red plumbago

flowers seem a little bigger (compared to leaves) than what I have seen, but that’s no matter being in a pot may have a super abundance of n and p  in the soils …

Thanks…; for confirming ‘Lal Chitrak’