Acanthus ilicifolius

Acanthus ilicifolius Acanthus ilicifolius Acanthus ilicifolius

Acanthus ilicifolius - Stem up to 1.25 m high, scarcely branched, glabrous; leaves oblong, 6.4-11 x 3-4.8 cm, pinnatifid, base acute, margins with few large spines; petioles 0.8-1 cm long, mid-rib prominent, with two stipules like spines at base. Spikes erect , to 16.5 cm long; flowers crowded; bracts lanceolate, 10 x 5 mm; bracteoles in two pairs; corolla pale to bright blue; stamens unequal; styles glabrous; stigma 2-fid. Capsule ovoid, 1.6-3.4 cm; seeds 1.5 cm broad

Scientific Name Acanthus ilicifolius
Family Name ACANTHACEAE
English Name Holly Mangrove
Local Name Katu ikili (කටු ඉකිලි) / Ikiri (ඉකිරි)
Sanskrit Name Harikusha
Conservation Status LC (NCS/GCS)-2012
Status Native
Edible Parts None

Acanthus ilicifolius Acanthus ilicifolius Acanthus ilicifolius

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