Dicliptera baphica Nees, A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 11: 490 (1847) (syn: Diapedium baphicum (Nees) Kuntze; Dicliptera manilalii Karthik. & Moorthy; Hypoestes bodinieri H.Lév.; Justicia bibracteata Wall.; Justicia dalaora Blanco; Justicia longiflora B.Heyne ex Wall.; Justicia silvestris Nees; Justicia sylvestris Wall.; Justicia tinctoria Lour.; Peristrophe montana Nees) as per POWO;
Andaman Is., Hainan, India, Nicobar Is., Sri Lanka, Vietnam as per POWO;
China (Hainan), peninsular India, Sri Lanka, Andamans (Little Andaman Isl.),
Nicobars (North Nicobars, Central Nicobars) as per Catalogue of Life (Dicliptera manilalii Karthik. & Moorthy)
Acanthaceae fortnight ANMAR22/57 Dicliptera Montana : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (10)
Date: 21st March 2015
Place: Aralam WLS, Kerala
Habitat: Evergreen forest
How to differentiate it from Peristrophe paniculata ? ………I do not see image of flowering axis.
This thread shows very different picture for same species
This was identified for me by … at the time. And I did not have time to observe this species closely at the time as I was part of a butterfly survey there.
The other taxon mentioned by …- Peristrophe montana Nees seems to be distinct from Dicliptera montana Lindau.
The former is mentioned in the following floras and the descriptions are as follows-
Flora of Palghat– Erect herbs; leaves elliptic, acuminate; flowers pale pink, in cymes, bracts 2, conspicuous, leafy, elliptic, glabrous/sparesly hairy; corolla tube twisted; filaments pubescent.
Flora of Cannanore (Kannur, the district in which this plant was clicked)- erect undershrub; leaves elliptic, acuminate; flowers pink, in axillary and terminal cymes.
I do not think I have clicked all the details of the plant, I do not have the features of the calyx and the inflorescence of the plant was still young.
Acanthaceae Week: Dicliptera foetida: 1 image.
Looks very close to Stinking Foldwing, Dicliptera foetida Dicliptera zeylanica
Top Slip, Tamil Nadu,
Habitat – Near the river
06 Dec 2009
Most probably species of Peristrophe of Acanthaceae family. Kindly upload a picture of branch with leaves.
It is Peristrophe montana