Andrographis neesiana Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 4: t. 1561 1850. ;

Images by Santhan P. (Inserted by J.M.Garg)




Herbs, branches strigose. Leaves 2-4 x 2 cm, ovate-elliptic, acute at both ends, glabrous, ciliate, nearly sessile; nerves 5 pairs. Panicle 2-5 x 4 cm, congested, terminal, strigose. Flowers densely arranged; calyx lobes 6 mm long, acuminate, glandular hairy, connate at base; corolla 14 mm long, tube not ventricose, upper lip emarginate; lobes of lower lip obtuse, hairy; filaments broaden below, anthers attenuate at base; style hairy. Capsule 16 x 3 mm, oblong, acute, hairy; seeds 6, glabrous.

Flowering and fruiting: September-February
Southern Western Ghats

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Andrographis neesiana Wight (Acanthaceae)
Date: 22/07/2010
Kukkae Subramanya out skirt: Karnataka

Undershrub in shola, flowering
250m Altitude
Slightly bitter – Used as a substitute of Kalmeg