Lepidagathis rigida Dalz., Hooker’s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 2: 341 1850. ;
S. Pakistan to W. India, Assam to Bangladesh as per POWO;
India (NE-India, NW-Ghats (Maharashtra)), Pakistan (Sind), Bangladesh as per CoL;
Common name: Rigid Lepidagathis
Dalz, in Hook. Kew Journ, ii. 341 ; softly hairy, leaves linear-lanceolate muticous, spikes oblong dense terminal often appearing clustered, bracts narrowly ovate shortly spinescent. Dalz. & Gibs. Bomb. Fl. 191 ; T. Anders, in Journ. Linn. Soc. ix. 495.
BOMBAY GHAUTS ; Dalzell, Stocks, &c. SCINDE (T. Anderson).
Suffruticose, 1-2 ft. (at least), erect, softly hairy. Leaves 3.1/2 by 1/2 in., attenuate at both ends, glandular-pubescent on both surfaces ; petiole indistinct. Spikes 1/2-2.1/2 in., often appearing as in terminal clusters on shortened lateral branches ; bracts 1/3-1/2 in., entire, rigid. Corolla 1/2 in., yellow-white. Capsule 1/5 in., 4-seeded. Seeds in. diam.—The inflorescence, capsule and seeds approach those of L. hyalina.
(Attributions- IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
Lepidagathis rigida: 6 images.
Lepidagathis rigida (Acanthaceae)
Amboli, Maharashtra 2021 March
Thanks, …, for the wonderful images.
Is there any observation at Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees, which may be of L. rigida ?
Yes very different than L. Cuspidata
Any keys to differentiate the two?
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 Tropicos GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of Pakistan Flora of peninsular India Flowers of India India Biodiversity Portal IBIS Flora (Flora of British India)