Aeschynanthus micranthus C.B.Clarke, Monogr. Phan. 5: 27 1883. (syn: Aeschynanthus austroyunnanensis W.T. Wang; Aeschynanthus austroyunnanensis var. guangxiensis (Chun ex W.T. Wang & K.Y. Pan) W.T. Wang; Aeschynanthus guangxiensis Chun ex W.T. Wang & K.Y. Pan; Aeschynanthus parviflorus C.B. Clarke; Trichosporum micranthum (C.B. Clarke) Kuntze);
Southern Asia as per Catalogue of Life;


Fwd: ID please : 11 posts by 6 authors.

Please help me to identify this epiphytic plant. The details is as follows
Date/Time- 8/6/09- 11 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-  Kokrajhar, Assam, Alt 190m
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Epiphytic, in cluster of many, rooted
Height/Length-  Leaf  3x7cm Flower- 3.5-4cm
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- lanceolate, thick and Fleshy
Inflorescence Type/ Size- Solitary or in pairs
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 3.5-4cm, Deep red in color
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- Not seen

This is Aeschynanthus, but can’t tell the species. Pls Look in the local flora

The plant in the attached photo is ……………………..

Aeschynanthus radicans [Common name: Lipstick plant] is an epiphyte that grows in the angles of branches in the rain forest. As with all epiphytes, the lipstick plant does not live as a parasite on the tree, but takes its nourishment from fallen leaves and twigs that accumulate in the crevices of branches. It is native to the Malaysian peninsula. It is also a common garden and indoor plant used for decoration due its vibrant flower colour and glossy leaf .

In the first image,  there we can see one orchid, may be Symbidium sps on the tree, on the land, a Pteridophyte – Angiopteris or Marattia sps,

A. sikkimensis if there is no other species


I think its Aeschynanthus micranthus. A. sikkimensis looks a bit different. Sending you pictures of both. See which one matches your picture best

There is one unidentified orchid on the last pic also. Upper most has a Cymbidium species along with one long leafed fern.



Fwd: Aeschynanthes sp Location: Assam Date : 21.6.17 : 4 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)

Pl. check with comparative images at Aeschynanthus

To me looks different from the existing species at Aeschynanthus as per comparative images herein.


Yes it is A.micranthus

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