Acanthus montanus (Cultivated)

Acanthus montanus (Nees) T.Anderson, J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 37 1864. (Syn: Acanthus barteri T.Anderson; Cheilopsis montana Nees);

Images by TSP Kumar (Id by Jayanthi Janakiraman) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links) 

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It is my pleasure to present few images of Lepidagathis pungens (Acanthaceae) 

1.Ref: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Spiny-Leaf%20Lepidagathis.html

2. The india biodiversity portal lists L.pungens as a synonym of L.barberi with an image that I am convinced that it is L.pungens

Ref:http://indiabiodiversity.org/observation/show/371275

3. The Digital Flora of Karnataka lists L.barberi but does not give any detail...!

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=160&cat=1

4.The Plantlist says L.pungens is an unresolved name...!!!

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=160&cat=1 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting: Mallandur, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1300 msl 

Date: 29-01-2015


From the comparative images of species in efi at Lepidagathis, it does not match with any species including Lepidagathis pungens 

L. barberi Gamble is accepted species as per Lepidagathis & different from Lepidagathis pungens 


Considering  the leaves and other characters it looks L. pungens only.


Looks like some Acanthus sp.  
I think ... is right. It seems to match with images at Acanthus spinosus L.
Can you check with local flora as Acanthus spinosus L. is not mentioned as either cultivated or wild in Karthikeyan et al. (2009) as per details at Acanthus 
Yes ... Will check and get back to you. Thanks.
I think it is Acanthus montanus.



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