Lepidagathis cuspidata

Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 97 97 1832. (syn: Ruellia cuspidata Wall.); 

Spiny Lepidagathis • Marathi: काटे अडुळसा Kate adulsa ;
 
Low erect or diffuse shrubby plant with elliptic or ovate up to 10 cm long leaves narrowed at both ends, mucronate, smaller about 2.5 cm long on lateral branches; flowers in dense or lax spikes often elongating to 15 cm; flowers in opposite pairs; bracts ovate, about 2 cm long, ovate, cuspidate, 3-nerved; corolla white with purple spots.   


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Lepidagathis cuspidata from Morni Hills Haryana: Lepidagathis cuspidata from Morni Hilla Haryana, altitude 1200 m, open hill sides along road. kindly validate.
-  I go with you in that. Lepidagathis cuspidata.
  
Lepidagathis cuspidata from Morni Hilla Haryana: Lepidagathis cuspidata from Morni Hilla Haryana, altitude 1200 m, open hill sides along road. kindly validate.
- Yes .., I think it is Lepidagathis cuspidata, too.
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=242423785
- Here are mine from the same locality.
 
Acanthaceae Week: Lepidagathis cuspidata from Morni Hill Tract, Haryana: Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 97 97 1832. syn: Ruellia cuspidata Wall.
Low erect or diffuse shrubby plant with elliptic or ovate up to 10 cm long leaves narrowed at both ends, mucronate, smaller about 2.5 cm long on lateral branches; flowers in dense or lax spikes often elongating to 15 cm; flowers in opposite pairs; bracts ovate, about 2 cm long, ovate, cuspidate, 3-nerved; corolla white with purple spots. 
Photographed from Morni hill tract on April 9, 2011


Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 97 97 1832.
syn: Ruellia cuspidata Wall.
Low erect or diffuse shrubby plant with elliptic or ovate up to 10 cm long leaves narrowed at both ends, mucronate, smaller about 2.5 cm long on lateral branches; flowers in dense or lax spikes often elongating to 15 cm; flowers in opposite pairs; bracts ovate, about 2 cm long, ovate, cuspidate, 3-nerved; corolla white with purple spots.
Photographed from Morni hill tract on April 9, 2011 
 
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For ID 210911 NS1: Attaching  pics of a spiney shrub for Id. It had long spines and beautiful small white flowers.
Habit- Shrub
Habitat- Wild
Flowers- White , the petal in centre had purple spots on it and yellow at the end.
Location- Mahabaleshwar ( on a hill).
Date - 26 th Jan 2011.

... would this be Lepidagathis cuspidata, the spiny lepidagathis, in Marathi काटे अडुळसा kate adulsa ?
I too think that this is Lepidagathis cuspidata of Acanthaceae family. It seems that this species shows lots of variation both inflorescence and leaves. 
   
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Plant for ID 17/01/2011 SMP1: A shrub observed on Fort Sinhagad Pune. Nov 2011.
Height 4feet. Rough character indicating Acanthaceae. Long spikes with flowers opposite.
I think this is Lepidagathis cuspidata. Please validate.

yes ..., it is Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees
Thanks very much ... Adding few more close up images.


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Lepidagathis cuspidata: Sharing few photographs of "Kate-Adulsa".
Bot. name: Lepidagathis cuspidata
Family: Acanthaceae
Date/Time: 22-01-2012 / 12:30PM
Location: Kalawantin (near Prabalgad), Maharashtra
Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: small spiny shrub
This is very interesting. The local people call it Kate Adulsa and Adulsa is for Adathoda I assume. Kate if you translate in Latin is "cuspidate" means spine bearing or pointed. So basically locals know that they belong to same family without any professional botanical expertise.
I have some pic of same from Himalaya. Will find out and share soon.
Very nice pix indeed. This species is also found in Morni Hills, Haryana. Attaching one of my pics.
 
Sharing few photographs of "Kate-Adulsa".
Bot. name: Lepidagathis cuspidata
Family: Acanthaceae
Date/Time: 22-01-2012 / 12:30PM
Location: Kalawantin (near Prabalgad), Maharashtra

Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: small spiny shrub


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lepidagathis cuspidata : 4 images. 1 post by 1 author
lepidagathis cuspidata, mahabaleshwar, first week of march, 2013
small plant
 
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Wild Plant For ID : Uttarakhand : 180413 : AK-3 :  Attachments (1).  5 posts by 3 authors.
Small wild plant seen on way to Nainital growing along the roadside.
Lepidagathis?
Kindly confirm id.
Looks like Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees 
Yes, I too agree for Lepidagathis cupidata..
 
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Identification of Acanthaceae Member :  Attachments (1).  6 posts by 6 authors.
This speceimen belongs to family Acanthaceae
I think it is Blepharis but not shore about its species
It is collected from Manudevi forest (Jalgaon, Maharashtra)
Looks like Lepidagathis cuspidata (family: Acanthaceae) ... commonly known as: spiny lepidagathis.
Lepidagathis?
Great capture. I too think this is lepidagathis cuspidata.
Yes it does look like Lepidagathis cuspidata.
Can you send a full size plant photograph?
Yes it is Lepidagathis cuspidate


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identification no310514sn1 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6).
Your help needed for identification. Is it Lepidogathis cuspidata?
date/time:jan13
location:ambyvalley rd.,lonavala,pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:herb
height:about1-2 ftapprox.
Acanthaceae member ?
Yes ..., this is Lepidagathis cuspidata ..
 
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Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Lepidagathis cuspidata :: Yeoor Hills :: DVMAR73/84 : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images. Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees
at Yeoor Hills on December 19, 2007

 
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This hardy herb with spinous bracts is occasional in forests of Morni Hills, Haryana.. 
Lepidagathis cuspidata...


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Acanthaceae fortnight ANMAR24/83 Please identify this herb : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)
Family: Acanthaceae
Date: 24th March 2015
Place: Mullayanagiri, Chikamagalur, Karnataka
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Grasslands

Lepidagathis sp., very likely L. cuspidata.

Thank you very much sir. How would this differ from Lepidagathis fasciculata?
Reference pages for Lepidagathis fasciculata and Lepidagathis cuspidata.
Keys available at Species with description & keys in Flora of Pakistan (Upper leaves, bracts and bracteoles cuspidate or spine-tipped in Lepidagathis cuspidata & not in Lepidagathis fasciculata)
See FOI pages at Striped Lepidagathis & Spiny Lepidagathis respectively
In view I will also go with Lepidagathis cuspidata
Thank you ... I will take it as Lepidagathis cuspidata.
Likely L. cuspidata. Similar dense spike inflorescence and spine tips on bracts as appears to be on photos.
Check plant height, L.cuspidata is said to be about a metre high, whereas fasciculata is called a herb/undershrub, actually 'prostrate ' in FOPak, so perhaps is shorter.
There is good amount of info on different species of Lepidagathis of Karnataka at JCB herbarium
Thank you very much. Yes, I am convinced about L. cuspidata.


 
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Herb? ABAPR01/26 : 3 posts by 2 authors.
I photographed this the same day I went out for a drive to the lower town.
The lower leaves on this were hard and spiky gradually becoming softer towards the top. Please advise.
Dharamshala, HP
1500m approx.
14 April 2015
Lepidagathis cuspidata ..Acanthaceae
Thank you once again ... Any common names for this?

It is my pleasure to present few images of Lepidagathis cuspidata  (Acanthaceae

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=161&cat=1 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting: Mullaianagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1500 msl 

Date: 16-12-2014 and 07-02-2016


Beautiful images ... This species is frequent in dry lower hills of Haryana Siwaliks...!!


 
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Lepidagathis cuspidata :: Hatgad near Saputara :: ARKFEB-04 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Lepidagathis cuspidata found on a hill near Saputara, Gujarat in Feb 2017. It was seen aplenty.
Superb images, ...
 
 
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Lepidagathis cuspidata--for sharing and validation : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Pics taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Off Lonavala, Pune in Jan 17

Yes to me also appear close to images at Lepidagathis cuspidata 


 
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172-TSP-ID-17SEP2018-3 A herb near Kottigehara,for ID : 16 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (2)

Kindly examine and identify this plant. 

Habit:     Herb 

Habitat:  Evergreen forest opening 

Sighting: Near Chikmagalur, Karnataka 

Date:      23-02-2016


Acanthaceae member. 

It will be a species of Nilgirianthus (=Strobilanthus)

Strobilanthes lawsoni Gamble  

Thanks, ...  What is worrying me is that it does not like Strobilanthes species at all.

May be some Acanthus or Lepidagathis species ? 

At first glance, I too thought it is some Lepidagathis.

Yes, ... But I am not finding a match.

Lepidagathis species...

Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees ??

Thanks, ..., for the id.
Yes, it appears close to Lepidagathis cuspidata as per images and details herein.
Leaves belong to some other plant.

 
 
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at Kanakeshwar, Alibag- 21Dec 2009; 18th of April, 2009/ 10.36 am: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra; 27-03-2010 /5:00 PM- Near  the  Sea  shore of  Ganapatipule- Ratnagiri;

 
 
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Yeoor Hills  ... part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Date: December 29, 2019 ... Altitude range: about 100 ft (30 m) to 1575 ft (480 m) asl
Lepidagathis cuspidata  Nees  



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