Hedyotis leschenaultiana

RUBIACEAE

Flowering & Fruiting: Nov-Mar

Habitat: Evergreen and Shola Forests

Distribution: Stout shrubs, to 50 cm high; stem 4-angled, glabrous or pubescent along 4 lines. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate, acute, rounded at base, glabrous, nerves 5 pairs; petiole 5 mm long; stipule ovate, laciniate, densely hirtus. Cymes terminal and upper axillary, 3-5 cm across, panicled; pedicel 5 mm long, stout, glabrous. Calyx limb 2 mm long, lobes obtuse, glabrous. Corolla pink, 8 mm long, tube slender, villous within, lobes 4 mm long, oblong, obtuse, spreading. Anthers 1 mm long, sessile, adnated by the centre; style 6 mm long.

Citation

Hedyotis leschenaultiana DC., Prodr. 4: 422. 1830, var. leschenaultiana; Deb & Dutta, Taxon 34: 296. 1985; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 326. 1997; Dutta & Deb, Taxonomic Revision Hedyotis 75. 2004; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 418. 2009.

 

Hedyotis stylosa R. Br. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 407. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 51. 1880; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 210. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 132. 1988; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 67. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 175. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 73. 2000; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 319. 2002.

 

Oldenlandia stylosa (R. Br. ex Wight & Arn.) O. Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 292. 1891; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 598(422). 1921.

 

Oldenlandia anamalayana Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 67. 1920 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 599(422). 1921.

 

Hedyotis anamalayana (Gamble) R. Rao & Hemadri, Indian For. 99: 378. 1973; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 38. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 67. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 173. 1998.

 

Oldenlandia sisparensis (Gage) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 599(422). 1921; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 156. 1999.