Lepidagathis fasciculata

Lepidagathis fasciculata (Retz.) Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 95 1832. (syn: Ruellia fasciculata Retz.);
lep-id-AG-ath-iss -- from the Greek lepis (scale) and agathis (ball of thread)
fas-sik-yoo-LAH-tuh -- banded (or striped), bundled ... Dave's Botanary

commonly known as: striped lepidagathis

Native to: s China, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, n Thailand

Scandent herbs to 50 cm high; stem hirsute. Leaves opposite, 3-6 x 1.5-3 cm, elliptic, acute, serrate, pubescent, veins, 6-7 pairs; petiole ca. 0.7 cm. Inflorescence, axillary or terminal condensed spike; bract elliptic-ovate, ca. 0.8 x 0.4 cm, ciliate; bracteoles ovate-lanceolate, ca. 0.6 x 0.1 cm. Calyx lobes 5, outer lobes ovate-lanceolate, ca. 0.5 x 0.1 cm, hirsute and glandular hairy on the top; inner lobes linear, hirsute, ca. 0.4 cm long. Corolla white, tubes ca 0.5 cm, bilipped; upperlip ca. 0.3 cm, long, lower lip ca. 0.4 cm. Stamens 4, filaments ca. 0.2 cm, anthers ca. 0.3 cm long. Ovary globose, ovules 2 per locule, style ca. 0.5 cm. Capsule oblong, ca. 0.5 x 0.1 cm.
Flowering and fruiting: November-May
Deciduous forests
India and Bangladesh
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


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

Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Lepidagathis fasciculata :: Chorla Ghat :: DVMAR74/85 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.
Lepidagathis fasciculata (Retz.) Nees
along Chorla Ghat on February 18, 2012
I had seen this small herb at "Bondla WLS, Goa".
Bot. name: Lepidagathis fasciculata
Family: Acanthaceae

Dyschoriste vagans (Wight) Kuntze
at Castlerock on April 23, 2011  
Looking through old posts of D. vagans I came across this one from Prashant
The two plants look different. Can anyone please comment?
Is there considerable variation in the plant according to location?
According to descriptions in Floras, especially in Flora of Maharashtra by Dr Almeida, ... plant seems to be the closer match.

efi page on Dyschoriste vagans
I think this is Lepidagathis fasciculata. Please check.
Yes ... The posted plant does look like Lepidagathis fasciculata.
Will correct my notes.

Fwd: Id Please Acanthaceae Plant from Jalgaon Maharashtra : 6 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)- 1 Mb each. 
I have little bit confuse regarding the species of this plants..
Sir Need the confirmation of this species.
Is it Lepidagathis fasciculata (Acanthaceae) ? Phaulopsis imbricata (Acanthaceae) ?
Please guide me in these regards.

I do not think it matches with images at Lepidagathis fasciculata or Phaulopsis dorsiflora (Retzius) Santapau
Pl. check with comparative images at Justicia
I further checked up. I now have the feeling that it may be from some other family

It looks like Lepidagathis fasciculata only 
I rechecked images at Lepidagathis fasciculata & now I agree with ...
Look like some lamiaceae member... Probably
Thanks, ... Finally identified as Lepidagathis fasciculata
attaching images of Lepidagathis fasiculata for sharing from Nashik taken on 10/02/2018