Peristrophe montana Nees ? (Images by Anurag Sharma (Identified by V. C. Balakrishnan) (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

Peristrophe paniculata (Forssk.) Brummitt (Images by Dinesh Valke & Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

Dicliptera bupleuroides Nees (Images by Prasad Kumar Dash (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))

Dicliptera bupleuroides Nees or Dicliptera chinensis (L.) Juss. (Images by Ashwini Bhatia (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))


Dicliptera chinensis (L.) Juss. (Images by Alka Khare & Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

Dicliptera cuneata Nees

(Images by A. Lalithamba (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links))


Dicliptera foetida (Forssk.) Blatt. (Images by Satish Phadke, Validated by Dinesh Valke (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

Dicliptera leonotis Dalzell ex C.B.Clarke (Images by Ushaprabha Page (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

Hypoestes phyllostachya Baker (Images by Bhagyashri Ranade & Dinesh Valke (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade & J.M.Garg))

Hypoestes triflora (Forssk.) Roem. & Schult. (Images by Prashant Awale, Identified by Surajit Koley (Inserted by J.M.Garg))

An important document for names, authority and distribution of Acanthaceae species in India is FLOWERING PLANTS OF INDIA, DICOTYLEDONS, Vol-I (Acanthaceae-Avicenniaceae) authored by S.Karthikeyan, M.Sanjappa and S.Moorthy and published by Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata in 2009. In this document all the Peristrophe species are treated under the genus Dicliptera following Darbyshire & K. Vollesen (2007) [in Kew Bulletin 62: 119]. As per this document (Karthikeyan et al., 2009) and scrutiny of names in Plant List (2010), following species of Peristrophe (treated under Dicliptera by Karthikeyan et al 2009) occur in India:
1- Peristrophe acuminata Nees (unresolved name)
2- P. bivalvis (L.) Merr.
3- P. fera C.B. Clarke
4- P. lanceolaria (Roxb.) Nees
5- P. longifolia King & Prain (unresolved name)
6- P. magnibracteata (Collet & Hemsl.) Z.P. Hao et al. (Unresolved name)
7- P. montana Nees
8- D. paniculata (Forssk.) I. Darbysh. apud I. Durbush. & Vollesen (? Peristrophe paniculata (Forsskål) Brummitt in FOC)

9- P. speciosa Nees (Unresolved name)
10- P. undulata Nees (Unresolved name) 
No Peristrophe species is mentioned in Red Data Book of Indian Plants by Nayar & Sastry, 1987-90) 

As per efi thread:
Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India (vol 4, page 389 - 390) writes:
Placentae rising elastically from the base of the capsule ----------- Dicliptera
Placentae not rising elastically from the base of the capsule ----- Peristrophe 
These two taxa can also be distinguished based on the following simple morphological key:
# Cymes capitate; bracts spathulate........... Dicliptera (for D. cuneata)
# Cymes divaricate; bracts linear................ Peristrophe (for P. paniculata)
Peristrophe montana NeesUndershrubWestern Ghats, Evergreen ForestsFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987Coimbatore, Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, Theni, Tirunelveli
Peristrophe paniculata (Forssk.) BrummittHerbPlains, Dry LocalitiesFlora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987All districts


Botanical nameSynonymsFamilyCommon name
Peristrophe speciosa Justicia speciosa Acanthaceae Showy Foldwing

Encyclopaedia of World Medicinal Plants, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah (2006)- Details with illustration-

Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details-
Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur and Damoh By G. P. Roy, B. K. Shukla, Bhaskar Datt (1992)- Details-

Peristrophe : 3 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Peristrophe

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome

I have added list of Peristrophe species in India based on the reference.