Lepidagathis fasciculata (Retz.) Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 95 1832. (syn: Ruellia fasciculata Retz.);
lep-id-AG-ath-iss — from the Greek lepis (scale) and agathis (ball of thread)
fas-sik-yoo-LAH-tuh — banded (or striped), bundled … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: striped lepidagathis
Native to: s China, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, n Thailand
Scandent herbs to 50 cm high; stem hirsute. Leaves opposite, 3-6 x 1.5-3 cm, elliptic, acute, serrate, pubescent, veins, 6-7 pairs; petiole ca. 0.7 cm. Inflorescence, axillary or terminal condensed spike; bract elliptic-ovate, ca. 0.8 x 0.4 cm, ciliate; bracteoles ovate-lanceolate, ca. 0.6 x 0.1 cm. Calyx lobes 5, outer lobes ovate-lanceolate, ca. 0.5 x 0.1 cm, hirsute and glandular hairy on the top; inner lobes linear, hirsute, ca. 0.4 cm long. Corolla white, tubes ca 0.5 cm, bilipped; upperlip ca. 0.3 cm, long, lower lip ca. 0.4 cm. Stamens 4, filaments ca. 0.2 cm, anthers ca. 0.3 cm long. Ovary globose, ovules 2 per locule, style ca. 0.5 cm. Capsule oblong, ca. 0.5 x 0.1 cm.
Flowering and fruiting: November-May
India and Bangladesh
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
from India Biodiversity Portal)
Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Lepidagathis fasciculata :: Chorla Ghat :: DVMAR74/85 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.
Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Lepidagathis fasciculata ::Goa:: PKA-MAR43/43:: : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
I had seen this small herb at “Bondla WLS, Goa”.
Bot. name: Lepidagathis fasciculata
Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Dyschoriste vagans :: Castlerock :: DVMAR36/47 : 8 posts by 5 authors. 5 images.
Looking through old posts of D. vagans I came across this one from Prashant
The two plants look different. Can anyone please comment?
Is there considerable variation in the plant according to location?
According to descriptions in Floras, especially in Flora of Maharashtra by Dr Almeida, … plant seems to be the closer match.
efi page on Dyschoriste vagans
I think this is Lepidagathis fasciculata. Please check.
Yes … The posted plant does look like Lepidagathis fasciculata.
Fwd: Id Please Acanthaceae Plant from Jalgaon Maharashtra : 6 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)- 1 Mb each.
I have little bit confuse regarding the species of this plants..
Sir Need the confirmation of this species.
Is it Lepidagathis fasciculata (Acanthaceae) ? Phaulopsis imbricata (Acanthaceae) ?
Please guide me in these regards.
I do not think it matches with images at Lepidagathis fasciculata or Phaulopsis dorsiflora (Retzius) Santapau
Pl. check with comparative images at Justicia
I further checked up. I now have the feeling that it may be from some other family
It looks like Lepidagathis fasciculata only
I rechecked images at Lepidagathis fasciculata & now I agree with …
Look like some lamiaceae member… Probably
Thanks, … Finally identified as Lepidagathis fasciculata
Acanthaceae week – Lepidagathis fasciculata for sharing from Nashik : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
A small herb at Phansad WLS
habitat:Moist deciduos Forest
This could be a Lepidagathis species.
… this looks very similar to Phaulopsis imbricata seen at Coorg … Flickr
… must add that while it looks similar to Phaulopsis imbricata, … plant is certainly different.
Assuming the size of the flowers as 2 cm I guess this to be Dyschoriste vagans (Wight) O. Ktze. of Acanthaceae.
Can anyone please share a picture of Lepidagathis fasciculata? I still think it is L. species.
I am uploading a species of Lepidagathis from Morni hills separately
i think this can be Lepidagathis fisculata
The corolla should be distinctly bi-lipped to be species of Lepidagathis.
Thanks for the good research, … Its getting interesting…
The posted pictures look different from Dyschoriste vagans in this FoI link
The ventricose corolla is clearly seen in the close-up shot. And the inflorescence also looks different.
My guess is Lepidagathis scariosa, but it needs confirmation.
So…..is the search still on?!
…, a web search for Phaulopsis imbricata took me to your link which looks like a Lepidagathis species to me. Pl correct me if i am wrong.
Many thanks … for validating the plant at my photostream.
…, please look at other views of the plant (whenever); perhaps will help in thrashing ambiguity.
Thank you … for the reply. Phaulopsis shows great variation from place to place.
As you said “But, Phaulopsis imbricata has characteristic, closely overlapping bracts and white flowers.” I too think that the bracts here are different from that of Phaulopsis.
Let us see whether … could collect information on bractioles.
If that is clarified, I think, we can confirm.
The plant in the above link could be Lepidagathis spinosa.
Many many thanks … noted your comment at flickr too.
This is Dyschoriste vagans, Acanthaceae
A diagram of Dyschoriste vagans can be seen in this link:
I think it maybe Lepidagathis fasciculata (Retz.) Nees as per images herein.
Yes it’s …
This herb is from Satpura Tiger Reserve
Photographed on 2-3-09
I think this is Strobilanthes walkeri
Family – Acanthaceae
Experts please confirm the id
Does not seem to match with the illustration:
Could you identify it ?
Something other than Strobilanthes sp. ??
Possibly Lepidagathis fasciculata (Retz.) Nees.
Plant for Id:
Please check for species of Lepidagathis of the family Acanthaceae.
It has opposite leaves..attaching another picture… sorry pic is blurred
Yes, …, you are right
This particular form was published by Dalzell as Lepidagathis goensis but a true name for this taxon would be Lepidagathis fasciculata (Retz.) Nees
Need help with white Acanth?? ID – Pachmarhi: 2 images.
Please check Lepidagathis fasciculata (Retz.) ???
Go with Lepidagathis fasciculata
Plant ID help SD143:
Looks like Strobilanthes. Any flower close ups ?
It is Lepidagathis fasciculata, as per images and details herein.
lep-id-AG-ath-is — Greek: lepis (scale); agathis (clew = ball of thread, yarn, or twine) … Catalogue of the Plants
fas-sik-yoo-LAH-tuh — banded (or striped), bundled … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: striped lepidagathis • Bengali: ডোরা-ডোরা বাসক dora-dora basak • Hindi: पट्टी अड़ूसा patti arusa • Kannada: ಪಟ್ಟಿ ಅಡುಸೋಗೆ patti adusoge • Konkani: पट्टि अडुलसो patti adulso • Marathi: पट्टेरी अडुळसा patteri adulasa • Odia: ରସନା rasna • Telugu: చారల వాసక charala vasaka • Tulu: ಪಟ್ಟಿ ಆಡಲೋಡ್ patti aadalodu
botanical names: Lepidagathis fasciculata (Retz.) Nees … homotypic synonyms: Ruellia fasciculata Retz. … POWO
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~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
~~~~~ BENGALI ~~~~~
ডোরা-ডোরা বাসক dora-dora basak
~~~~~ HINDI ~~~~~
पट्टी अड़ूसा patti arusa
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಪಟ್ಟಿ ಅಡುಸೋಗೆ patti adusoge
~~~~~ KONKANI ~~~~~
पट्टि अडुलसो patti adulso
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
पट्टेरी अडुळसा patteri adulasa
~~~~~ ODIA ~~~~~
~~~~~ TELUGU ~~~~~
చారల వాసక charala vasaka
~~~~~ TULU ~~~~~
ಪಟ್ಟಿ ಆಡಲೋಡ್ patti aadalodu
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Kannada name and it’s English transliteration are correct.