Images by Dinesh Valke & Anurag N. Sharma (Inserted by Anurag N. Sharma & J.M.Garg)

jim-no-STAY-kee-um — Greek: gymnos (naked), stachyum (flower spikes) … Dave’s Botanary
feb-ri-FEW-gum — Greek: febri (fever); driving away fever … Dave’s Botanary 



Gymnostachyum febrifugum:  sending photo for identification

Image is not clear but it is seems to be Gymnostachyum febrifugum Benth. var. febrifugum.

It was taken by me some 10 years ag when I started learning plant photography with ordinary Kodak. Probably you are right. it is used in treatment of fevers.  It is Toxic in high doses.




Gymnostachyum febrifugum Benth._ Pooyamkutty Kerala:  Gymnostachyum febrifugum Benth. of Acanthaceae family.

Taken on 18-01-2012 from Pooyamkutty reserve forests, Kerala.

Habitat: Riparian-marshy-evergreen 

Habit: Herb
Aprox Height: 40-50cm
We call it as “Naakkuneettipoovu” (Tongue out flower) in Malayalam
I think this plant is endemic to the Western Ghats

Wow, fantastic catch … Seeing this for the first time. Nice photographs.



Found growing next to a river on the forest floor underneath tall trees.
Hebri, Karnataka
27th December 2014

Can’t comment about the ID but beautiful pictures of a plant from
Family :Acanthaceae

Yes, G. febrifugum var. febrifugum a good remedy for febrifuge

Thanks …. for validating the ID and adding the information related to the species name. febrifuge=It is used to reduce fever, (a medicine)



Hebri :: Gymnostachyum febrifugum :: DVJAN36 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
Sita Nadi Nature Camp (part of Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary)Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka

Date: 27 DEC 2014 Altitude: about 80 m asl
Gymnostachyum febrifugum Benth. … (family: Acanthaceae) 
Many thanks to … for the ID in … post ANDEC99 Gymnostachyum febrifugum 

Beautiful pictures. Febrifuge: Fever controlling




Acanthaceae fortnight ANMAR11/31 Gymnostachyum febrifugum : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (11)

I have posted this once before in this thread.
Posting more view of flowers and the plant itself in this thread.
Family: Acanthaceae
Date: December 2014
Place: Hebri, Karnataka

Habit: Herb

Nice find again..


Gymnostachyum febrifugum Benth.
at Someshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on December 27, 2014 



via Species‎ > ‎G‎ > Gymnostachyum febrifugum Benth. … family: Acanthaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
jim-no-STAY-kee-um — Greek: gymnos (naked), stachyum (flower spikes) … Dave’s Botanary
feb-ri-FEW-gum — Greek: febri (fever); driving away fever … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known asfever gymnostachyum • Kannadaಜ್ವರಹರ ಸೊಪ್ಪು jwarahara soppuನಾರುಂಬೇಳಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು narumbeli soppuನೆಲಮುಚ್ಚಳ nelamuchchala • Malayalamലമുച്ചാള nilamuchchala 
botanical namesGymnostachyum febrifugum Benth. … synonymsCryptophragmium febrifugum Kuntze • Gymnostachyum febrifugum var. bracteatum V.S.Ramach. … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
December 27, 2014 … Sita Nadi Nature Camp, Hebri 

agrada beru is a name mentioned for Gymnostachyum febrifugum in Shodhganga 10 Chapter 4 – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu
Etymology: agra = thrush (related to candida infection); ಬೇರು beru = tuber
Please validate whether ಅಗ್ರದ ಬೇರು is typed correctly.

You have typed perfectly correct .

Thank you very much …, for validating the name written in Kannada script.



Herb from Dharmasthala area of Karnataka SN 031016 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Ground level rosette herb with erect inflorescence and showy flowers related to Scrophulariaceae 

It seems to be Henckelia meeboldii (W.W.Sm. & Ramaswami) A.Weber & B.L.Burtt.(= Didymocarpus meeboldii W.W.Sm. & Ramaswami)

Does not match with … images at Henckelia meeboldii

Gynostachyum febrifugum (Acanthaceae)

Thank you …, I do not have time and patience to study details.

Please check Gymnostachyum febrifugum Benth. (Acanthaceae)



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