Dyschoriste erecta

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Common name: Erect Snakeherb • Marathi: डिस्कोरी Diskori

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Plant name: Dyschoriste erecta (Burm.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 485. 1891. 
Syn. : Dyschoriste depressa (L.) Nees
Ver.names: Erect snake herb (Eng.); adavi neelambaram అడవినీలంబరాలు (Tel.).  
Family: Acanthaceae
Perennial slender herbs, 30-50 cm tall. Stems prostrate, angled. Leaves opposite; lamina elliptic-oblong, 5-8 × 2-3cm, entire, base acute, apex apiculate; sparsely hairy. Flowers light purple or lilac with darker stripes, 1.2-1.5 cm long, in 3-9 flowered axillary clusters. Calyx 6 mm long, teeth lanceolate, acute, glandular. Corolla tubular, inflated at upper part, pubescent out side, tube 3-4 cm long, limb 1.5 cm across, violet with darker lines inside. Stamens 4, inserted, unequal; anthers oblong, tailed at base. Ovary bilocular, ovules 4 per locule, style filiform, stigma simple.  Capsule 0.7-1 cm long.
Habitat & location: Rare. Found in rock crevices at hill side forests. 


Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 2 By N. P. Singh (1988- details)