Pseuderanthemum latifolium – Malabar False Eranthemum

Other notes

Other Name CombinationsPseuderanthemum malabaricum (WFO, 2023).

Natural History: Native Perennial Subshrub.
A perennial subshrub found in the moist deciduous to evergreen tropical forests of Indian Subcontinent to West Malaysia. Leaves are thick, smooth and elliptic in shape. Flowers are white with pink dots and borne in small terminal clusters. Flowering season is from December to March (Flowers of India, 2023).

Vernacular Names: Kannada: Bili Gorante (ಬಿಳಿ ಗೋರಂಟೆ);  Malayalam: Chuttimulla (ചുട്ടിമുല്ല)  Marathi: Malabari Aboli (मलबारी अबोली) (Flowers of India, 2023).

Flowers of India (2023): Malabar False Eranthemum. Accessed on: 07 Oct 2023. [URL] [cited as P. malabaricum]
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(4): 11495–11550. [DOI] [cited as P. malabaricum]
Robinson, G.S., P.R. Ackery, I. Kitching, G.W. Beccaloni, and L.M. Hernández. (2023). HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Natural History Museum. [DOI] [cited as P. malabaricum]
WFO (2023): Pseuderanthemum latifolium (Vahl) B.Hansen. Accessed on: 07 Oct 2023. [URL]

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Pseuderanthemum latifolium (Vahl) B.Hansen – Malabar False Eranthemum. 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 2024/07/16.