Dicliptera cuneata

Dicliptera cuneata Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 111 1832. (syn: Diapedium cuneatum (Nees) Kuntze; Diapedium latebrosum (Koen. ex Roxb.) Kuntze; Diapedium retortum (Vahl) Kuntze; Justicia latebrosa koen. ex Roxb.; Justicia retorta Vahl; Justicia umbellata Wight ex Wall.);

dye-CLIP-ter-uh -- Greek: diklis (double-folding); pteron (wing) ... Dave's Botanary
kew-nee-AH-tuh or kew-nee-AY-tuh -- wedge-shaped ... Dave's Botanary

commonly known as: wedge-leaf foldwingTamil: கருங்குருந்து karungurundhuTelugu: పింఛకుసుమ pincha kusuma

India (peninsular India) as per Catalogue of Life;

Subshrubs. Leaves 5-7 x 3-5 cm, elliptic, apex acuminate, base rounded or cuneate, hispid; petiole 2-3 cm long. Cymes sessile or shortly peduncled, subcapitate; bracts 18 x 12 mm, obovate, obtuse, mucronate, hispid; bracteoles 5 mm long, lanceolate, subulate. Flowers to 13 together; sepals 7 mm long, lanceolate, hispid; corolla pink, 8 mm long, tube slender; filaments hairy.
Flowering and fruiting: November-February
Evergreen forests and wet areas in deciduous forests
Peninsular India (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

Images by A. Lalithamba (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links)

Dicliptera cuneata Nees : 1 post by 1 author.
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Plant name: Dicliptera cuneata Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 111. 1832. 
Family: Acanthaceae
Annual herbs, erect and gabrascent, 50-80 cm tall. Stem 4-angular. Leaves opposite; petiolate; lamina ovate-lanceolate, 4-12 × 2-5 cm, apex acute, base rounded or truncate, glabrescent above and appressed hairy below. Flowers pink, 1-1.5cm long, in axillary or terminal sub-capitate cymes on 3-5 cm long peduncles, 3-5 cymes from each axil. Bracts 2, unequal, bracteoles linear. Calyx lobes 4 mm, linear. Corolla tube 7 mm, hairy, deeply 2 lobed, with dark pink spots on inner side. Stamens 2, included, anthers unequal, cells muticous. Ovary 1 mm, oblong. Capsule ovoid, pubescent.
Habitat & location: Limited to Peninsular India. 

Dicliptera baphica (Spreng.) Nees ? SN261217 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Dicliptera baphica (Spreng.) Nees (=Peristrophe roxburghiana (Schult.) Bremek. Wild herb from Coorg area of Karnataka, under shrub in the coffee estate 
Yercaud ... (literally, lake forest), Tamil Nadu
... near Gundur ... Date: January 24, 2018 ... Altitude: about 1,623 m (5324 feet) asl
Please validate whether Dicliptera cuneata ... a tall herb - standing about 1.5 m along a ghat road near Gundur on outskirts of Yercaud. The flower is typically of same structure and dimensions as of Peristrophe bicalyculata. The last photo shows the habitat - has mix of various plants, hiding the posted plant in its midst.
Yes it is Dicleptera cuneata  

Please help me with validating the name கருந்குருந்து karungurundhu listed in Flowers of India, OR help with this variant of the same name karunkuruntu, in native script - listed at ENVIS-FRLHT.

The name Karungurundhu may be transcribed as கருங்குருந்து (not கருந்குருந்து).


via Species‎ > ‎D‎ > Dicliptera cuneata Nees ... family: Acanthaceae
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dye-CLIP-ter-uh -- Greek: diklis (double-folding); pteron (wing) ... Dave's Botanary
kew-nee-AH-tuh or kew-nee-AY-tuh -- wedge-shaped ... Dave's Botanary
commonly known as: wedge-leaf foldwingTelugu: పింఛకుసుమ pincha kusuma
botanical names: Dicliptera cuneata Nees ... synonyms: Diapedium cuneatum (Nees) Kuntze • Justicia latebrosa Roxb. ex C.B.Clarke ... The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
January 24, 2018 ... Yercaud   

Thank you very much ... for the appreciation.
Tamil: கருங்குருந்து karungurundhu