Ecbolium ligustrinum – Green Shrimp Plant

Other notes

Natural History: A shrub found in the Western Ghats of India. Sometimes cultivated for its unique greenish-blue flowers and shrimp-like green spikes. It is also known as Green Ice Crossandra, Neel Sahacharah in Sanskrit and Ekboli in Marathi (Flowers of India, 2022).



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:

WFO (2022): World Flora Online. Accessed on 19 Dec 2022. URL:

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Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Ecbolium ligustrinum (Vahl) Vollesen – Green Shrimp Plant. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/05/19.