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Gymnostachyum ceylanicum

Gymnostachyum ceylanicum (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Acanthaceae
Subfamilia: Acanthoideae
Tribus: Andrographideae
Genus: Gymnostachyum
Species: Gymnostachyum ceylanicum

Gymnostachyum ceylanicum Arn. & Nees, 1836

Cryptophragmium ceylanicum (Arn. & Nees) Kuntze

Native distribution areas:

S-India (Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Arnott, G.A.W. & Nees von Esenbeck, C.G.D., Companion Bot. Mag. 2:311. 1836


Hassler, M. 2018. Gymnostachyum ceylanicum. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Jun. 09. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Gymnostachyum ceylanicum. Published online. Accessed: Jun. 09 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Gymnostachyum ceylanicum in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Jun. 09. 2018. Gymnostachyum ceylanicum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 09 Jun. 2018.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Gymnostachyum ceylanicum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Gymnostachyum ceylanicum is a small plant endemic to Sri Lanka. Plants grow to heights of 5-15 centimeters, with simple leaves that are opposite, and racemes of light-purple tubular flowers.

Cryptophragmium ceylanicum Kuntze


Compan. Bot. Mag. 2: 311 1837.
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