Acanthus montanus (Nees) T.Anderson, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 37 1864. (Syn: Acanthus barteri T.Anderson; Cheilopsis montana Nees);
Sierra Leone, Benin to S. Chad and Zambia: Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zaïre; Introduced into: Costa Rica, Mauritius as per POWO;
TSP-MAY-2016-50-378:Images of Lepidagathis pungens (Acanthaceae) : 11 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
It is my pleasure to present few images of Lepidagathis pungens (Acanthaceae)
2. The india biodiversity portal lists L.pungens as a synonym of L.barberi with an image that I am convinced that it is L.pungens
3. The Digital Flora of Karnataka lists L.barberi but does not give any detail…!
4.The Plantlist says L.pungens is an unresolved name…!!!
Habitat: Wild, Semi-evergreen forest
Sighting: Mallandur, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1300 msl
Considering the leaves and other characters it looks L. pungens only.
Looks like some Acanthus sp.
Yes … Will check and get back to you. Thanks.
I think it is Acanthus montanus.
Requesting a herb ID 20Feb2022-3: 1 very high res. image.
Habit: Abrasive herb
The plant was found growing near the forest side paths. It has a characteristic inflorescence.
Neyyar WLS, Agasthyamalai biosphere reserve.
Looks different from Acanthus ebracteatus as per