|Barleria pronitis in Hyderabad, India.|
Barleria prionitis (Sanskrit kuranta; Marathi vjradanti (वज्रदंती), Tamil: சுள்ளி மலர்), also known as the porcupine flower, is a species of plants in the family Acanthaceae, native to India & Sri Lanka.
Barleria prionitis is often the host to larvae of the Phalanta phalantha and Junonia lemonias butterflies. Its leaves are known to contain 6-Hydroxyflavone, one of the chemical compounds that is a noncompetitive inhibitor of the protein cytochrome P450 2C9.
- Various Indian names in Pharmacographia Indica. A history of the principal drugs of vegetable origin met with in British India, William Dymock, C. J. H. Warden & David Hooper, 1893.
- Pharmacographia Indica. A history of the principal drugs of vegetable origin met with in British India, William Dymock, C. J. H. Warden & David Hooper, 1893.
- Medicinal plants. Chemistry and properties, Dr. M. Daniel, 2005.
Barleria prionitis in Hyderabad, India.
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