Roundleaf Kariyat
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Roundleaf Kariyat
ative Photo: N. Arun Kumar
Common name: Roundleaf Kariyat • Kannada: ಕಾಸಿನಸರ Kasina sara
Botanical name: Andrographis serpyllifolia    Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Eriathera serpyllifolia, Andrographis orbiculata

Roundleaf Kariyat is a trailing and rooting procumbent herb widely distributed throughout South India. The flowers are white, with brownish markings, strongly resembling the flowers of False Waterwillow. However, the plant is characterized by its round leaves and trailing habit. It is being actively investigated for its medicinal properties.

Identification credit: N. Arun Kumar Photographed in Hessarghatta Grasslands, Bangalore.

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