Andrographis lawsonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1923: 375 1923. ;

Images by Muthu Karthick, N, Ialidated by Gunadayalan Gnanasekaran & P. Santhan (Inserted
by J.M.Garg)





Nilgiris: Acanthaceae for identification 191112MK02:

Please help me to identify this small herb found in the grasslands of high altitudes.
Plant height: up to 20 cm
Leaf: 1-1.5cm long
Flower: 1.5 cm long
Date: 25 Oct 2012
Alt.: 2400 m asl
Place: Western Catchement, Nilgiris, TN

From the flowers, this looks like a species of Andrographis.

Andrographis sp.

This plant is Andrographis lawsonii Gamble.




Name: Andrographis lawsonii Gamble

Family: Acantahaceae
Height: 15-20 cm
Location: Mukruthi NP, Nilgiris
Alt.: 2400 m asl
Habitat: high altitude grassland
Date: 13 Oct 2012 

Is this ID right? Attachments (2)

Yes. It is.

Recurved leaf margin, erect habit, hirshute glandular hairs and the distribution area proves that the species is Andrographis lawsonii Gamble  


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