Enicostema axillare – Indian Whitehead

Other notes

Other Name Combinations: Enicostema littorale (POWO, 2023).


Note: Egg of Euchrysops cnejus – Gram Blue was recorded on this plant by Paresh Churi from Chandrapur, Maharashtra in 2012, but the complete life cycle is yet to be recorded to confirm this as its larval host.



WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 06 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000668038.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 06 Jan 2023. URL: https://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Indian%20Whitehead.html.

POWO (2023): Plants of the World Online. Accessed on 06 Jan 2023. URL: https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/77251082-1.

Page citation

Churi, P. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Enicostema axillare (Lam.) A.Raynal – Indian Whitehead. 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/enicostema-axillare, accessed 2024/05/28.