I have colleted this plant from Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Jalna, Beed,
and Jalgaon. and i found it to be Andrographis echioides
(Indoneesiella echinoides). the plant is densely hairy and with 4-nate
branching right from base to apex.
the other species i got is a glabrous plant and much slender than this
which is Andrographis paniculata (common names: The Create, Kalmegh,
Kreat, Kalpa, Kalameti.).
here the plant in question is certainly Andrographis echioides
> My picture perfectly matches with yours (i.e. *Indoneesiella echinoides)*.
> But we like to hear more from Santhosh ji in view of his differing opinion.
> 2009/9/21 Satish Phadke <phadke.sat...@gmail.com
> > Hi Gargji
> > *Indoneesiella echinoides *
> > A nice find. I had clicked this plant in Sep 2005 but thereafter failed to
> > find it anywhere again.
> > This plant looks beautiful with opposite symmetrical leaves. The design on
> > the flowers made of white and brownish pink colours. Flowers in axillary
> > racemes ....rachis glandular hairy shorter than leaves. All the features
> > make it look really beautiful.
> > The flora of Maharashtra by BSI mentions onlly one species of Indoneesiella
> > as above and as per Santosh ji it may be I.longipedunculata. We will know
> > the differences from him. I coudn't get the meaning of echioides though
> > Longipedunculata itself indicates the inflorescence with long stalks.
> > Anyway excellent photograph of a nice flower.
> > Attaching my not so beautiful image of the plant clicked in Pune Sep 2005.
> > Dr Satish Phadke
> > 2009/9/21 J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com
> >> Thanks, Santhosh ji,
> >> But I don't find my leaves glabrous as per details from Flora of Guntur
> >> District, Andhra Pradesh, India
> >> <http://books.google.com/books?id=1kHNgLyXbJUC&pg=RA1-PA269&lpg=RA1-PA..
> >> by T.Pullaiah *Indoneesiella longipedunculata* at link:
> >> 2009/9/21 Dr E S Santhosh Kumar <santhoshkuma...@gmail.com
> >>> This is Indoneesiella longipedunculata not I. echioides
> >>> Thanks
> >>> Santhosh
> >>> 2009/9/21 J.M. Garg <jmga...@gmail.com
> >>>> Shot on narrow treks on 12/9/09 in Hyderabad. Also seen at
> >>>> Keesaragutta near Hyderabad.
> >>>> --
> >>>> With regards,
> >>>> J.M.Garg (jmga...@gmail.com
> >>> J.M.Garg (jmga...@gmail.com
> > http:// satishphadke.blogspot.com
> With regards,
> J.M.Garg (jmga...@gmail.com
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