Barleria strigosa

bar-LEER-ee-uh -- name commemorates French botanist, Jacques Barrelier
strig-OH-suh -- with bristles

commonly known as: dense-spiked blue nail dye, Western Ghats blue nail dyeBengali: নীল ঝিন্টি nil jhintiMalayalam: കരിമകുറുഞ്ഞി karimkurunni, നീലകുറുഞ്ഞി nilakurunniMarathi: itari, नीली nili, निळी कोरांटी nili korantiOriya: chavaldhuaSanskrit: आर्तगलः artagalah, बाण bana, दासी कुरण्टकः dasi kurantakah, ककुभ kakubha, कुरण्टकः kurantakah, कुरवकः kuravakah, महासह mahasaha, नीलझिंटी nilajhinti, नीलकुरण्टकः nilakurantakah, नीलकुसुमः nilakusumah, नीलपुष्पी nilapushpi, सहचरः sahacharah, सैरीयकः sairiyakahTamil: மஞ்சட்செம்முள்ளி mancat-cemmulli, நீலாம்பரம் nilamparam, நீலி niliTelugu: నీలగోరింట nilagorinta, నీలఅంబరము nilambaramuTibetan: sa ha ra tsa rnam gcig

Native of: India 

Images by Radha Veach, Validated by Dinesh Valke (Inserted by J.M.Garg)
Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Barleria strigosa ::Rani Bagh :: RVMAR1 : 4 posts by 3 authors.
I think this is Barleria strigosa. Please validate!
According to BSI Fl of Maharashtra:
Barleria strigosa: Entire plants less strigosely hairy, inflorescence axillary, occasionally terminal, often glomerate, always secund (means directed towards one side)
Barleria terminalis: Entire plants densely strigosely hairy, inflorescence terminal, occasionally axillary, dense short spikes.
If we look at the illustration in the same book we see the shape of the bracts differ. Those of B. strigosa are broader with ciliate margins, those of B. terminalis are more lanceolate.
Distributions given for B. terminalis are: Along the western ghats. Frequent. Kolhapur, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sindhudurg. For B. strigosa: In Deccan and to eastwards. Frequent. Chandrapur
In eflora we see several plants correctly identified, for example:

Barleria strigosa 

Barleria terminalis
and a few incorrectly identified.
I have a feeling the B. terminalis in FOI may not be correct, but the image doesn't show a full picture of the bracts. If we go only on the flowers then it's very difficult to differentiate.
Looking forward to your comments regarding these 2 species.

This are wonderful photos to identify B. strigosa from terminalis.
Thanks Radha very much for sharing these.
i have exactly this plant pic from a herb garden curated by Prof D C Pal.
in bangla its called neel jhanti.
Its leaves and roots are used for coughs and inflammations.
This might explain why it was seen growing in a pot in the nursery at Rani bagh.

Seen in Lalbagh on 21/11/13.
Is this commonly known as Blue Barleria as in FOI?
Experts kindly validate.
I think the following two species are quite close:
Barleria strigosa
Flower for ID-20112011-RK:  9 posts by 6 authors. 3 images.
Is this a wild flower or a garden flower? Would like Common, Botanical
& Family ID. Pic taken in Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore on 13/11/11 around 8.45am. There was only this one plant [ shrub ]- & it was not part of the landscaping.
looking at those elliptic lancelike leaves may be ?Barleria terminalis Nili koranti in Marathi
Yes ..., the posted Barleria does look like B. terminalis
Useful reference for all of us:
Rheedea article [PDF] ... Revision of the Genus Barleria (Acanthaceae) in India by Shankar M. Shendage and S.R. Yadav
Pl. validate it as Barleria terminalis or otherwise in view of another thread.
this has got to be Barleria strigosa - referring to ... post RVMAR1.
Yes, B. strigosa
Barleria terminalis - Blue Barleria - 151112 - RK4: 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).
Wild in Lalbagh, Bangalore - 11/11/12 morning.
Appears like Barleria terminalis (Blue barleria, Nilikantashelio, Nili koranti) . See the links: (details with a picture), (a picture).
Pl. validate it as Barleria terminalis or otherwise in view of another thread.
this is Barleria strigosa - referring to ... post RVMAR1.
Yes, B. strigosa
Garden Flower For ID : Acanthaceae : Mumbai : 27AUG15 : AK-51 : 51/51 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)  
Cultivated garden plant with blue flowers.
Barleria strigosa?
Yes, ...
Thanks for validation of this Barleria.

at Tadoba, Pench & Melghat Tiger Reserve- Sept'09?; scrub forests of Satyamangalam RF: 07 Jan 2010; at kanakeshwar Alibag- 24/10/08; in Lalbagh, Banglore on 14.12.08; 8th December, 2009- Panorama Point, Matheran; Matheran, Mah.- Oct'10;Wild Flower for ID-151208RK - indiantreepix | Google GroupsBarleria terminalis - efloraofindia | Google Groups

name :: itari :: Barleria strigosa: One of the names of Barleria strigosa is put as itari.
1) ENVIS - FRLHT ...
2) IAAT ...
3) Floristic Survey of Institute of Science ...
Would you know if it is spelled as इतरी ? 
Id of Acanthaceae plant : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Requesting for id of an Acanthaceae species. Is it species of Barleria? Photograph taken in Mahe in November 2019.

Barleria strigosa,