Codonacanthus pauciflorus (Nees) Nees, Prodr. 11: 103 1847. (Syn: Asystasia pauciflora Nees; Codonacanthus acuminatus Nees; Ruellia pauciflora Wall. (Unresolved));


ID No.30072011 _ Herb for ID:
Help to ID the herb
Date/Time-01/03/2011- 11AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Assam
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb (15-30cm)
Leaves: 4-8X2-4cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in the photos

I think Codonacanthus pauciflorus (Nees) Nees. Acanthaceae.

TQ-Arunachal-07 Unid : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
A herb found wild enroute to Mayodia Pass in Lower Dibang Valley in Arunachal, which is above 2000 m altitude.
Precise altitude of the location where the plant was found is uncertain.
Found flowering in January.
I have no clue to its identity.
Please identify

Asystasia sp. ??

Actually it was at lower altitudes, 150-500 m.

Navendu Pāgé identified it as Codonacanthus pauciflorus, native to East Himalaya to Japan.
Agrees well with images in the following:

My guess worked !

You are right …! Asystasia pauciflora is a synonym!


Acanthaceae for identification?: 3 very high res. images.

Help me identify this Acanthaceae member
Photographed in Behali Reserve Forest, Biswanath, Assam on 13 ‎February ‎2019.
The forest type is Semi Evergreen.

Do you have images of the habitat, whole plant and flower closeups,  front and side views ?

No, I don’t have pictures of its habitat.
Attaching a few more pictures.
3 very high res images.

Please check Codonacanthus pauciflorus (Wall. ex Nees) Nees

I think it is correct.


Information regarding Codonacanthus pauciflorus:

I was actually searching information about the plant codonacanthus pauciflorus. I have two quarries,
1. What is the Assamese name (local name in Assam) of that plant?
2. And in which region of Assam, this plant is available?
Is there any useful info that we can use?
Will appreciate your reply.

You may check the details at (if it is helpful to you):

I was not able to find any Assamese name on internet for Codonacanthus pauciflorus.
In the Flora of Assam Vol III by U N Kanjilal, P C Kanjilal, A Das, R N De, the distribution for this species is put as Darrang, Khasi Hills.



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