Lepidagathis species ?- Sea shore of Ganapatipule- Ratnagiri


 
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Lepidagathis sp.100410-PKA1 : 9 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (3)
Came across this Lepidagathis sp. near the sea shore of Ganapatipule.
Could this be Lepidatathis lutea?? Kindly validate this ID.

Botanical name:

Lepidagathis sp??

Family:

Acanthaceae

Date/Time- 

27-03-2010 /5:00 PM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-  

Near  the  Sea  shore of  Ganapatipule- Ratnagiri

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- 

Wild (near sandy shore)

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-   

Herb

Height/Length-  

Branches found to be spreading on the ground

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-

Opposite, 2 to 5 cm long, sessile,  with a sharp point at the apex, linear

Inflorescence Type/ Size-  

-

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 

Creamy yellow


L lutea has yellow flower hence there is no chance for this name for your plant.
I think this plant can be
Lepidagathis cuspidata Nees in Wall.,
I think ur identification is correct. Though Lepidagathis is a big genus. I'm also trying ti validate ur id.
Please make the lovely effort to validate my identification. Hope my ID finds its way to the top.
I think this to be L. rigida Dalz.
This may be Nelsonia canescens
Lepidagathis prostrata as per 
 
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Came across this Lepidagathis sp. near the sea shore of Ganapatipule. 

Botanical name:

Lepidagathis sp??

Family:

Acanthaceae

Date/Time- 

27-03-2010 /5:00 PM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-  

Near  the  Sea  shore of  Ganapatipule- Ratnagiri

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- 

Wild   (near  sandy shore)

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-   

Herb

Height/Length-  

Branches  found to be spreading on the groud

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 

Opposite, 2 to 5 cm long, sessile,  with a sharp point at the apex, linear

Inflorescence Type/ Size-  

-

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 

Creamy yellow


Lepidagathis species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available) 


After scanning flora of Bombay presidency I would say this is lepidagathis prostrata, Dalz  in Kew Journ. Boi. v. 2 (1850)
Please refer given Snapshot From Book
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Good identification ...! I think you are right.
Thanks ... for showing us this interesting plant.
could u also check the characters for L. rigida just to understand how L. prostrata is different than rigida....
L.prostrata is prostrate as you described in your table it is spread on ground if it is L.rigida then it should be erect herb. 
In L.prostrata lower lip is oblong whereas (in L.rigida lower lip is oblong obtuse)
Please refer snapshot and illustration of L.rigida 
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any more modern reference? classification ? key ? usefulness for the ecology, biosphere? anything?
Here Snapshot From Flora of Pakistan 
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I meant peer reviewed papers or reviews in real journals
A reply from ... in the older thread:
"This may be Nelsonia canescens"
Found this harbarium scan on Kew Website this might help 
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