Barleria prionitis

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Barleria prionitis - Prickly shrub, stems to c. 1.75 m high. Leaves ovate-elliptic to obovate, 4.3 – 10.5 X 1.8 – 5.5 cm, tapering to base, mucronate, glabrous above with copious cystoliths. Flowers large, solitary, becoming spicate in upper axils. Capsule ovoid-oblong, 1.2 – 1.6 X 0,9 – 1.1 cm. seeds 2, oval-oblong, 8 X 5 mm, with adpressed, silky hairs.

Scientific Name Barleria prionitis
Family Name ACANTHACEAE
English Name Porcupine flower
Local Name Katu karandu (කටුකරඬු)
Sanskrit Name Sahachara
Conservation Status Least concerned (NCS 2012)
Status Native
Edible Parts None

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