In the new year why not share some of the facts about families of plants.
For plant identification knowledge of families is very much important.
There are about 315 families of flowering plants.
Acanthus:Greek akanthos =thorn=>often spiny leaves /bractsMostly in the tropical parts of the world .some extending into temperate regions.
Vegetative characters :annual or perennial herbs,shrubs or climbers.
Leaves opposite decussate simple and entire and rarely divided.
Flowers:most common dichasial cyme.Sometimes axillary solitary(Thunbergia)
Flowers are often well developed and coloured.Bilipped corolla.
Barleria(Koranti in Marathi)cultivated as ornamental hedge plant in gardens
Adhatoda vasica (Adulsa: a common cough cure)
Thunbergia:climber commonly planted on hedges and walls as decorative
Carvia callosa:flowers every 7-8 years