Common name: Mountain Barleria • Marathi: डोंगरी कोरांटी dongari koranti
Botanical name: Barleria montana Family: Acanthaceae (Barleria family)
Synonyms: Barleria purpurea
Mountain Barleria is an erect herb found in the mountains of Western Ghats.
Leaves are oblong-elliptic, attenuated into the leaf-stalk. Leaves may be a
little bristly on the margin. Beautiful rose-purple flowers appear singly
in leaf axils. Flower tube is very long, with the throat conically dilated
into the flower limb with 5 petals. Bracteoles are linear. Larger sepals
are equal, elliptic. Flowering: September-October.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
|Photographed at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra.|