Ruellia prostrata – Bell Weed

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Dipteracanthus prostratus (WFO, 2022).

 

Natural History: A perennial prostrate herb found in tropical grasslands of Asia and Africa (WFO, 2022). Whitish-purple flowers bloom during rainy season and form hairy capsules (Flowers of India, 2022).

 

References:

Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

WFO (2022): World Flora Online. Accessed on 21 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000400882.

Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 21 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Bell%20Weed.html.

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Ruellia prostrata Poir. – Bell Weed. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/ruellia-prostrata, accessed 2024/02/29.