Common name: Roundleaf Kariyat

Andrographis serphyllifolius Wt. : Attachments (1). 6 posts by 3 authors.
Andrographis serphyllifolius Wt. (Acanthaceae)
Magidi road, urban Bangalore, Karnataka

Thanks … for sharing this plant.
Will you elaborate further on the plant: Habitat; natural cultivated place of occurrence etc?

It is a wlid herb grows at foot hills, rainfed agriculture land, endemic to peninsular india.

Thanks … When I searched on Google the only plant I observed was yours…

I think the correct name is Andrographis serpyllifolia (Vahl) Wight

Yes, you are correct, pl make that correction. While remembering names such errors happening.

Andrographis serpyllifolia (Vahl) Wight : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Andrographis serpyllifolia (Vahl) Wight
Bangalore 22nd June

Yes it is Andrographis serpyllifolia

Prostrate herb for ID, Tiruvannamalei, Tamil Nadu NAW-OCT-21 :  3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Kindly identify this wild prostrate herb with white flowers with black markings photographed at the Arunachala Reserve Forest, Tiruvannamalei, Tamil Nadu in September 2014.
Heart-shaped, circular leaves about 10 mm wide with purple margin. 

Andrographis serpyllifolia

Yes, it is Andrographis serpyllifolia


Acanthaceae Fortnight March 2015: Andrographis serpyllifolia GE-Mar-01.1 : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images.
Andrographis serpyllifolia growing wild in dry scrub area outside Bangalore.
Photograph taken October 2012



plant/jan16/3 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Request identification of the small plant growing near fields at Nelamangala, Bangalore.

Andrographis serpyllifolia (Vahl) Wight

79-TSP-ID-10JUN2016-2: A herb @ Belur for ID : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)

Kindly identify this HERB 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, Dry deciduous forest. 

Sighting: Belur, Hassan, Karnataka, about 900 msl 

Date: 10-06-2016

Looks like Andrographis  sp.. could be Andrographis serpyllifolia  ??

ground hugging andrographis. dont know if its medicinal. does anybody know?

FOI site says that investigation is on regarding its medicinal properties.

I think … Id is correct. It matches with images at Andrographis serpyllifolia (Vahl) Wight


plant ID requested… : 19 posts by 7 authors. 1 image.
Place: Tamilnadu

Pl. also mention exact place and date. 

I don’t know exact date and time sir… I shared from my friend.

This plant appears to be Euphorbia thymifolia L., common throughout India.

that dx works for me

Andrographis serpyllifolia (Vahl) Wight – prostrate herb near Hosur, Bangalore area it if frequent.

Thanks, … Identified as Euphorbia thymifolia L. by …

but the round leaves bother me a lot

… is the Expert on this genus.

I was puzzled with the lines “that dx works for me”, particularly when this code was used for Balakrishnan Sir, who is my Ph. D. guide and a living legend in Indian Plant Taxonomy. Anyway, what does it mean?

oh oh i started a mutiny here with a bit arcane medical jargon? i am glad you asked and nice to know we have an authritatve voice in euphorbias here. Nice meeting you Dr.Balksrishan ji.

thats fine, …, it means i accept, agree, it means, … picture was pointing me to euphorbia, but the roundish somewhat succulent looking leaves were bothering me and i was pondering /intrigued before anybody gave a diagnosis. and then when … gave his dx, i said it works for me
it also means, i accept and treat the patient according to the consultant’s opinion.”’
|went to sleep all non-intrigued, came back, but the round leaf shape still was bothering me and i said so more like it has been intriguing me.
so now tell me why should the round leaves not bother me. is there something i am overlooking. tell me, please

Thank you …, So you went by diagnosis and prescription. Ha ha ha.

If I am not mistaking. the uploaded picture needs a 90 deg anticlockwise rotation.
Attaching what I feel is correct orientation.
Attachments (1)

it is “the” picture attached to this post by … in the first place. I have rotated it 90 degrees anticlockwise.

yes, … i will also show you why i woke up with the intrigue. look at flora of karnataka page. the leaves are not roundish

and these are screen shots from  flora of karnataka: herbarium JCB
from herbarium jcb
http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ac.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=1685&cat=1i see oblong leaves. they say oblong or elliptic oblong — but i also subscribe to never say never things happen thats not expected or written down that why i think it works for me in such cases as this one picture case and an authority speaks.

pictures are not showing up are they?

I agree that this is not Euphorbia. Firstly, the leaves are symmetrical, which means that it is very unlikely that it belongs to Euphorbia subg. Chamaesyce sect. Anisophyllum (the current nomenclature for the Chamaesyce group based on the most recent phylogenetic evidence).  While I can’t really rule out any other Euphorbias, prostrate growth is quite rare in Euphorbia except for section Anisophyllum.  Also, I know of no species within the group that is known from India that has leaves that broad and rounded (those of E. serpens can become suborbicular and perhaps even close to this shape, but are far smaller and the stems are hairless).

It is Andrographis serpyllifolia (Rottler ex Vahl) Wight

… sir is Correct, I too agree with him,


Andrographis serpyllifolia (Rottler ex Vahl) Wight: 1 image.
synonyms: Eranthemum serpyllifolium (Rottler ex Vahl) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult., Erianthera serpyllifolia (Rottler ex Vahl) Nees
location/date: Nandi Hills, Bangalore, Karnataka, July 1997





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