Andrographis paniculata – Green Chiretta

Other notes

Natural History: An annual, erect herb growing 1-4 ft tall (WFO, 2022). It is an Indian medicinal plant, known as Bhunimba and Kalamegha in Sanskrit (Flowers of India, 2022). Small, white flowers borne in clusters in late summer.

 

References:

WFO (2022): World Flora Online. Accessed on 17 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000534069.

Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 17 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Green%20Chiretta.html.

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Wall. – Green Chiretta. 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/andrographis-paniculata, accessed 2024/02/27.