Lepidagathis pungens

Lepidagathis pungens Nees, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 97 1832. (Syn: Acanthus pungens Wall. [Invalid]);
 

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

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Acanthaceae for ID :: 260314MK :: March016 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).
Please help me in identifying the spiny herb found on a dry ground (fallow)
Habit: 1-1.5 feet long herb
Leaf: 1-1.5 cm long
Location: Tirunelveli dist., TN
Alt.: 56 m asl
Date: 26 Sep 2013
Interesting looking plant! It should be Lepidagathis pungens
 
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Please help me to identify this spiny herb of Acanthaceae found in drylands of south Tamilnadu.
I have seen this found all over the district.
Leaf: 5 cm long
Flower: 0.5-0.8 cm across
Location: Tirunelveli Dist., TN
Date: 18 March 2015
Alt.: 102 m asl 
Should be a Lepidagathis sp., beautiful find, new to me..thanks ...
Thank you ... Is this plant Lepdigathis pungens?
Yes, it does look like Lepidagathis pungens.
Thanks for showing this unusual Lepidagathis sp.
Thank you. learned a new plant. I really appreciate the 6th picture. shows how tiny and how close to ground it grows.
helps in looking while out on a stroll

 
 
 
 
 
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