Lepidagathis cristata

Lepidagathis cristata Willd. , Sp. Pl. 3: 400 1800. (Syn: Acanthus cristatus Rottler ex Nees; Ruellia radiciflora Vahl ex Nees (Unresolved); Selago acaulis Nees (unresolved));
 
Crested Lepidagathis • Hindi: बुख़ार जडी Bukhar Jadi • Marathi: भूई गेंद Bhui Gend, भू तेरडा Bhu terada • Tamil: Karappanpoondu • Kannada: Surya Kantha;

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Pench Tiger Reserve on 9-11-06; Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, December 13, 2009; 20 oct 2010- Vetal Tekdi Pune; Bhopal/winter/2009/2 - efloraofindia | Google Groups Lepidagathis sp – NSD 77 - indiantreepix | Google Groups Lepidagathis cristata - efloraofindia | Google Groups

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Plant-Bird Association on Rocky Plateau: I wish to share some observations on rocky plateaus which are usually derogated as wastelands in summer. Dry rocky hills appear devoid of activity in summer. The spinous clumps of Lepidagathis cristata stems appear lifeless but even these clumps serve as lifeline for the chicks of Yellow Wattled Lapwings that breed on the plateaus in the scorching heat of summer. Two or three chicks hatch on the bare ground and start running around the nest within 2 or 3 days (nidicolus) of hatching. Appearance of the back and head feathers of the chicks matches precisely with the dry clumps of Lepidagathis plants. On hearing an alarm call from the parents the chicks remain still and pressed to the ground such that they get camoufledged with the Lepidagathis plants fully. This interesting observation can be made in the coming 2 months
-  Wow that's an excellent camouflage illustration of the yellow wattles lapwing chicks and the Lepidagathis plants. Probably the best.  Great colours, a very nice composition and  notes too. 
- Rocky plateaus (and rock outcrops in general) are full of life and many such interesting observations need to be reported for dispelling off the myth of "barren plateaus".
This is the link to my paper titled " Rocky Plateaus-Special focus on Northern W.Ghats and konkan" which was commissioned by the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel. I have reviewed the known facts about ecology, diversity and disturbance of the rocky plateaus in this, and have suggested a possible path towards conservation.  The paper is without photos due to size constraints. But if anyone is interested I can send the full one with photos included.
 
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Pls help ID Herb AS-2011-Mar-4-a: Found in outskirts of Chennai, Is this a Lepidagathis species ?  I though cuspidata ( Flora-Pak), but cristata also seems possible.  ( FOI). Although it was growing prostrate with a bunch of  flowers at the base , it might have been cut down and regrown
May I request you to refer Flora of the Madras Presidency vol- II by Gamble, that might give a lead to differentiate the species. Currently I don't have that flora with me. 
I guess Lepidagathis cristata 
I too guess that this is Lepidagathis cristata of Acanthaceae family.
Yes it does appear to be Lepidagathis cristata.
 
 
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Lepidagathis for ID:
Collection place: Hyderabad
Date: November 2011
It feels like Lepidagathis sp. (L. hamiltoniana / L. subarmata).
Please validate the ID
I hope Lepidagathis cristata.
I think this is Lepidagathis cristata..
 
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Lepidagathis cristata Beauty from semi desert area and grasslands Lepidagathis cristata (Acanthaceae) मराठी - भुई गेंद ,भुई चेंडूहिंदी - बुखार जडी  , 4/12/12 , pandharpur, india
 
 
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ID Request 150913SG : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Help ID of this weed with flower bunch at base, found in wild, photographed on 14Sep13 at Dhavlas, Maharashtra.
This looks like some Lepidagathis sp. (Family: Acanthaceae).
L. cristata.
Lepidagathis cristata from me too.
Acanthaceae
 
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Identify the plant sp pl. : Attachments (4). 5 posts by 4 authors.
The plant is located at Ahmadnagar dist. Used as a traditional medicines. But not knowing the correct name. pl guide for the same.
... could be Lepidagathis cristata (Acanthaceae); please wait for comment(s).
Agree with ... it is Lepidagathis cristata.
 
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Req. for ID : Attachments (3). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Photo taken near Kurnool, A.P., in between road and agriculture land.  (It is wild not a cultivated)
Ball shaped flowering part was touching the ground stems came from within this flowering part area.
Requesting ID.
Lepidagathis sp.
Lepidagathis cristata
 
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ANOCT51 Please identify this Lepidagathis sp. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7).
Road to Makalidurga
10th October 2014

It seems Lepidagathis cristata Willd.
Thank you very much sir.
An illustration.. http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/img/field/Lepidagathis%20cristata/IMG_6151.JPG
 
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Acanthaceae Fortnight:: Lepidagathis cristata :: NSJ-02 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Lepidagathis cristata (Marathi- Bhui Gend) from Ajinkya-Tara fort, Satara
 
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Acanthaceae fortnight SN 16 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Lepidagathis cristata Willd, prostrate herb from the out skirts of Chennai
 
 
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Lepidagathis cristata in the wild, dry grassland outside Chennai.
Blooming in February, photo taken in 2010
 
 
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It is my pleasure to present few images of Lepidagathis cristata  (Acanthaceae

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=31&cat=1

Ref: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Crested%20Lepidagathis.html 

Habit: Prostrate herb. 

Habitat: Wild, Wasteland 

Sighting: Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl 

Date: 18-11-2014


Very beautifully captured details...!!



 
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