Lepidagathis pungens Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 97 1832. (Syn: Acanthus pungens Wall. [Invalid]);

Images by Muthu Karthick, Identified by Vijayasankar Raman (Inserted by J.M.Garg) 



Acanthaceae for ID :: 260314MK :: March016 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).

Please help me in identifying the spiny herb found on a dry ground (fallow)
Habit: 1-1.5 feet long herb
Leaf: 1-1.5 cm long
Location: Tirunelveli dist., TN
Alt.: 56 m asl
Date: 26 Sep 2013

Interesting looking plant! It should be Lepidagathis pungens



Please help me to identify this spiny herb of Acanthaceae found in drylands of south Tamilnadu.
I have seen this found all over the district.
Leaf: 5 cm long
Flower: 0.5-0.8 cm across
Location: Tirunelveli Dist., TN
Date: 18 March 2015
Alt.: 102 m asl 

Should be a Lepidagathis sp., beautiful find, new to me..thanks …

Thank you … Is this plant Lepdigathis pungens?

Yes, it does look like Lepidagathis pungens.

Thanks for showing this unusual Lepidagathis sp.

Thank you. learned a new plant. I really appreciate the 6th picture. shows how tiny and how close to ground it grows.

helps in looking while out on a stroll



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