Andrographis macrobotrys Nees, Prodr. 11: 516 1847. (Syn: Andrographis ceylanica Nees; Andrographis macrobotrys var. ceylanica (Nees) L.H.Cramer; Andrographis macrobotrys var. parviflora C.B.Clarke; Andrographis wightiana T.Anderson);
Please help me to identify this slender Acanthaceae plant found near roadside in evergreen forest.
Height: 3 feet
Leaf: 10cm long
Flower: 1.5cm long
Date: 25 Aug 2012
Place: Valparai, TN
Habitat: Evergreen forest
This looks like a species of Andrographis possibly A. paniculata [Creat].
Can you check it with Andrographis atropurpurea and its allies
I too think that this could be A. atropurpurea.
It could be A.paniculata
I don’t think this is Andrographis paniculata; because A.paniculata have smaller flowers.
The size of the flowers mentioned here is 1.5 cms which conforms with that of A.paniculata [approx. 2 cms] as seen in my photographs at this link
Oh yes …, just now I noticed your plant and that it resembles much alike my picture. Thanks for the input.
This plant is Andrographis macrobotrys Nees as confirmed by … of BSI, Southern Circle. Now merged with A.ceylanica. The plant is distributed in Western Ghats and Sri Lanka.
A. atropurpurea have clasping auricle shaped leaf-base. Yet both are evergreen species.
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Please identify this weed plant.
Name of plant:
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District(far east), Kerala PIN:686671
Plant habit:grown upwards
Height:2.5 feet maximum
Leaves shape:long oval
Flower:11mm diameter, white and deep violet, non fragrant
Resembles Acanthaceae member, Andrographis,
Thanks, …, for the genus id.
Thank you … & and all members for identified the weed plant.