Lepidagathis


Lepidagathis cristata Willd. (Image by P. Santhan, Satish Phadke (Validated by Satish Pardeshi) & Narendra Joshi (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

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Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees (Image by G. Singh & Anurag N. Sharma (Indentified/ Validated by Samir Mehta & J.M.Garg) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

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(Image by Dinesh Valke, Identified by Vijayasankar Raman (Inserted by J.M.Garg))



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Lepidagathis hamiltoniana Wall. (Image by Prasad Dash (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

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Lepidagathis inaequalis C.B. Clarke ex Elmer ? (Image by Alka Khare (Identified by Surajit Koley) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

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Lepidagathis incurva Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don (Image by Anurag N Sharma (Identified by P. Santhan) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

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Lepidagathis incurva Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don (Images by Alok Mahendroo (Id by Nidhan Singh & Krishan Lal), Prasad Dash, Surajit Koley (Validation by A P Das) & Prashant Awale (id by Shrikant Ingalhalikar) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))  

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Lepidagathis linearis T.Anderson ? (Bangladesh) (Image by Sourav Mahmud (Inserted by J.M.Garg)) 

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Lepidagathis lutea Dalzell (Image by D S Rawat (Identified by Shrikant Ingalhalikar) & Prashant Awale (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

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Lepidagathis mitis Dalzell (Images by Padmanabhan Geetha, Identified by Aparna Watve (Inserted by J.M.Garg)) 

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Lepidagathis prostrata Dalzell (Images by Shrikant Ingalhalikar (Inserted by J.M.Garg)) 

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Lepidagathis pungens Nees (Images by Muthu Karthick, Identified by Vijayasankar Raman (Inserted by J.M.Garg)) 

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Lepidagathis purpuricaulis Nees (Images by Mohina Macker, Identified by Nidhan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

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Lepidagathis rigida Dalzell ? (Images by S. Kasim, Identified by Vijayasankar Raman (Inserted by J.M.Garg))


  

Lepidagathis scariosa Nees (Images by N. Muthu Karthick & T. Badri Narayanan (Identified by Vijayasankar Raman) (Inserted by J.M.Garg)) 

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Lepidagathis trinervis Nees (Images by Prashant Awale (Identified by Varun Sharma, Samir Mehta & Mahadeswara Swamy) & Alka Khare (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

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FLOWERING PLANTS OF INDIA, DICOTYLEDONS, Vol-I (Acanthaceae-Avicenniaceae) authored by S. Karthikeyan, M. Sanjappa and S. Moorthy and published by BSI, Kolkata in 2009 is an important document for names, authority and distribution of Acanthaceae species in India.
As per this document (Karthikeyan et al., 2009) following species of Lepidagathis occur in India:
  1. Lepidagathis balakrishnanii Remadevi & Binojk.
  2. L. bandraensis Blatt.
  3. L. barberi Gamble
  4. L. chlorostachya Nees
  5. L. clavata Dalzell
  6. L. cristata Willd. [var. cristata; var. rupestris]
  7. L. cuspidata Nees
  8. L. diffusa C.B. Clarke
  9. L. fasciculata (Retz.) Nees
  10. L. hamiltoniana Wall. ex Nees
  11. L. incurva Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don [var. incurva; var. aristata; var. lophostachyoides; var. mollis; var. mucronata; var. semiherbacea; var. ustulata]
  12. L. keralensis Madhus. & N.P. Singh
  13. L. lutea Dalzell
  14. L. mitis Dalzell (synonym of L. cristata Willd.)
  15. L. prostrata Dalzell
  16. L. pungens Nees (synonym of L. barberi Gamble)
  17. L. purpuricaulis Nees
  18. L. rigida Dalzell
  19. L. scariosa Nees
  20. L. spinosa Wight ex Nees
  21. L. subarmata (C.B. Clarke) Gamble (synonym of L. cristata Willd.)
  22. L. submitis Blatt.
  23. L. trinervis Nees [var. trinervis; var. asperrima]
  24. Lepidagathis barberi is mentioned as ‘Rare’ and Lepidagathis diffusa as ‘Indeterminate’ in Red Data Book of Indian Plants Vol-3 (Nayar & Sastry, 1990). 
  In addition to above, two new species has been described from India:

    25. Lepidagathis benojiana Jithin & Jose

     26. Lepidagathis shrirangii Natekar, Kambale & Chandore

References

Jithin, K.V. and Jose, P.A. 2017. Lepidagathis benojiana sp. nov. (Acanthaceae) from the Western Ghats, Kerala, India. Nordic J. Bot. 35: 436-439. DOI: 10.1111/njb.01389
Natekar, P.D., Borude, D.B., Kambale, S.S. and Chandore, A.N. 2019. Lepidagathis shrirangii (Acanthaceae) a new species from Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. Phytotaxa 405(4): 215-220.  https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.405.4.6


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Lepidagathis barberi Gamble Shrub Western Ghats, Dry Deciduous Forests Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Gamble 1957 Coimbatore, Dindigul, Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar
Lepidagathis cristata Willd. Undershrub Plains, Dry Localities Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 All districts
Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees Undershrub Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 Nilgiri
Lepidagathis diffusa Clarke Straggling Shrub Plains , Dry Localities Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Gamble 1957 Coimbatore
Lepidagathis fasciculata (Retz.) Nees Herb Eastern Ghats, Dry Deciduous Forests, Shady  Localities Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 Tiruchchirappalli, Tiruvannamalai
Lepidagathis incurva Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don Herb Western Ghats, Moist Deciduous to Evergreen Forests, Shady  Localities Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 Coimbatore, Madurai, Nilgiri, Theni, Tirunelveli
Lepidagathis mitis Dalz. Undershrub Plains, Dry Localities Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Gamble 1957 Tiruvannamalai, Vellore
Lepidagathis pungens Nees Shrub Plains, Dry Localities Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 Tirunelveli
Lepidagathis scariosa Nees Undershrub Plains , Dry Localities Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 Coimbatore, Dindigul, Madurai, Nilgiri, Theni
Lepidagathis spinosa Wight ex Nees Shrub Plains , Dry Localities Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987 Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Thoothukkudi
Lepidagathis subarmata (Clarke) Gamble Undershrub Plains, Black Cotton Soil Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Gamble 1957 Coimbatore

 

 
 
Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Lepidagathis bandraensis Acanthaceae Bandra Lepidagathis
Lepidagathis cristata Acanthaceae Crested Lepidagathis
Lepidagathis cuspidata Ruellia cuspidataAcanthaceae Spiny Lepidagathis
Lepidagathis fasciculata Ruellia fasciculataAcanthaceae Striped Lepidagathis
Lepidagathis incurva Acanthaceae Curved Lepidagathis
Lepidagathis lutea Acanthaceae Yellow Lepidagathis
Lepidagathis purpuricaulis Acanthaceae Purple Stem Lepidagathis
Lepidagathis trinervis Acanthaceae Frilly Lepidagathis

 
 
 
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett-
Lepidagathis barberi Gamble- Rare- Southern Peninsula &
Lepidagathis diffusa Clarke- Indeterminate- India
 
Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur and Damoh By G. P. Roy, B. K. Shukla, Bhaskar Datt (1992)- Details-
 
 
Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 2 By N. P. Singh (1988)- Details with keys-
Lepidagathis diffusa Clarke &
Lepidagathis subarmata

 
Lepidagathis : 3 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Lepidagathis

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


I have added the list of all Indian species of Lepidagathis based on Karthikeyan et al. (2009).


Wonderful, ... Details at other links matches well with it.



Pl. go through Lepidagathis page with images of species in efloraofindia (done by ).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.

 

 
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