Cleoserrata speciosa (Raf.) Iltis, Novon 17: 448 2007. (Cleome gigantea Blanco; Cleome longifolia Willd. ex Schult. & Schult.f.; Cleome macrantha Turcz.; Cleome pachystigma Briquet; Cleome pentaphylla Blanco (ambiguous synonym); Cleome speciosa Raf.; Cleome speciosissima Deppe ex Lindl.; Gynandropsis grandiflora Turcz.; Gynandropsis macrantha Briquet; Gynandropsis speciosa DC.);
.
Mexico (Chiapas, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan), Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Ecuador, Colombia (Antioquia, Boyac, Caldas, Cauca, Choc, Cundinamarca, Meta, Nario, Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Santander, Valle), Venezuela (Merida, Portuguesa, Tachira), Hispaniola (I), Jamaica (I), Puerto Rico (I), Virgin Isl. (I) (Tortola (I)), Lesser Antilles (I) (Barbados (I), Dominica (I), Guadeloupe (I), Martinique (I), St. Lucia (I)), SE-Asia (I), Sumatra (I), Java (I), Borneo (I), Philippines (I), Vietnam (I), Moluccas (I), Nepal (I), Java (I), Fiji (I), Micronesia (I) (Pohnpei (I)), Society Isl. (I) (Tahiti (I)), Cameroon (I), India (I), Myanmar [Burma] (I), USA (I) (Florida (I)) as per Catalogue of Life;
.
As per efi thread :
Stamen colour purple in Tarenaya hassleriana & green in Cleoserrata speciosa
Stamens are inserted together in a club like stub above the bottom in Tarenaya hassleriana, while these are inserted in the bottom in Cleoserrata speciosa.
.
Common name: Showy Spider Flower, Volantines Preciosos • Kannada: Kannada Kanchuwaala
.

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/3._Cleome_gynandra_L._with_white_flower__-_leaf_-_IMG_1336.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/5._Cleome_gynandra_L._with_white_flower__-_IMG_1333.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2._Cleome_gynandra_L._with_white_flower__-_Leaf_-_IMG_1334.jpg

Cleome gynandra L. with white flower from Kamrup district:
Attached images are Cleome gynandra L. with purple flower growing with same species (?) bearing white coloured flower in the same place. I have already sent the detail images of Cleome gynandra L. with purple flower.

Date : 25.01.2013

Location: Kamrup district

Family : Cleomaceae

Genus & species : Cleome gynandra L

Habitat: Grows wild on roadside

Habit : Undershrub

Flower : Pure white


Beautiful pictures! But it doesn’t look like C. gynandra to me. It may be C. speciosa (the accepted name is Cleoserrata speciosa as per TPL).


I think this species is not Cleoserrata speciosaIt is  Cleome houtteana Schltdl  (=Cleome hassleriana Chodat). Presence of  one pair of stipular spine at the base of each petiole of the leaf and  spines in the midrib of abaxial surface of leaflets is prominent; flower pink to whitish in colour (after examination of the species). In Assamese it is known as Siyalkatahiya. So please validate.

As per efi thread :
Stamen colour purple in Tarenaya hassleriana & green in Cleoserrata speciosa
Stamens are inserted together in a club-like stub above the bottom in Tarenaya hassleriana, while these are inserted in the bottom in Cleoserrata speciosa.


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2._Cleome_gynandra_L._-_Flowering_twig_-_IMG_1301.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/9._Cleome_gynandra_L._-_Flower_-_IMG_1313.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/8._Cleome_gynandra_L.__-Leaf-_IMG_1322.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/7._Cleome_gynandra_L._-Leaf-IMG_1309.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/3._Cleome_gynandra_L._-_Inflorescence-_IMG_1302.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/5._Cleome_gynandra_L._IMG_1304.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/6._Cleome_gynandra_L._-_Leaf-_IMG_1308.jpg

Cleome gynandra L. from Kamrup district, Assam:

Attached images are Cleome gynandra L.

Date : 24.01.2013

Location: Kamrup district, Assam

Family : Cleomaceae

Genus & species : Cleome gynandra L.

Habitat: Grows wild on roadside near ditches

Habit : Erect, undershrub. Pungent smelling.

Flower : Pink to purplish, androphore and gynophore present.


Both of this and the white-flowered form look like Cleome speciosa (now Cleoserrata speciosa) to me. Please check. Very nice pictures!


I agree with … It seems to be Cleome speciosa.



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/5._Images_of_two_plants_of_Cleoserrata_speciosa__Raf.__Iltis__one_bearing_white_flower__other_bearing__purple_flower.IMG_1339.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/3._Cleoserrata_speciosa__Raf.__Iltis_._with_white_flower__-_IMG_1338.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/6._Images_of_two_plants_of_Cleoserrata_speciosa__Raf.__Iltis_one_bearing_white_flower__other_bearing__purple_flower_-_IMG_1340.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/1._Cleoserrata_speciosa__Raf.__Iltis__with_white_flower_-_Habit_-_IMG_1332.jpg

Capparaceae and Cleomaceae Fortnight:: Cleoserrata speciosa (Raf.) Iltis with white flower from Kamrup district, Assam KD 02 :  Attachments (6). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Attached images are Cleoserrata speciosa (Raf.) Iltis (Syn Cleome viscosa) with white flower from Kamrup district, Assam    


good Shots of White variety



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/5.Cleoserrata_speciosa__Raf.__Iltis__IMG_1306.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/9._Cleoserrata_speciosa__Raf.__Iltis_-_Fruit_-_IMG_1326.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/8._Cleoserrata_speciosa__Raf.__Iltis__-_gynophore_-_IMG_1319.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/7._Cleoserrata_speciosa__Raf.__Iltis_IMG_1315.jpg

Capparaceae and Cleomaceae Fortnight:: Cleoserrata speciosa (Raf.) Iltis from Kamrup district, Assam KD 01 : Attachments (9). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Attached images are Cleoserrata speciosa (Raf.) Iltis [Cleome speciosa Raf.] collected from Kamrup district, Assam

Nice and Complete set of Pics



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cleome-Kandy-Sri%20Lanka-P1100931.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cleome-Kandy-Sri%20Lanka-P1100933.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cleome-Kandy-Sri%20Lanka-P1100932.JPG
Capparaceae and Cleomaceae Fortnight : Cleome Species For ID : Kandy,Sri Lanka : 030913 : AK-5 : last 2 correct images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Cleome species seen with white and pink flowers in a resort garden, at Kandy, Sri Lanka during Nov,2010.
Would this be Cleome speciosa?
Kindly confirm id.

Yes … I am agree with C speciosa


First image should be of Tarenaya hassleriana, while other two are of Cleoserrata speciosa as per discussions & keys in Cleoserrata speciosa and Tarenaya hassleriana- differences



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cleome-Muscat-DSCN7882.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cleome-Muscat-DSCN7881.JPG

Capparaceae and Cleomaceae Fortnight : Ornamental Cleome For ID : Muscat : 050913 : AK-12 : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Pictures taken on 27/2/2009.

A cultivated, ornamental, garden plant.
This would be Cleome speciosa or C. hassleriana?
Kindly confirm id.

May be C. speciosa


Thanks … I am unable to differentiate between c Speciosa and C hassleriana.


efi page on Cleoserrata speciosa (syn. Cleome speciosa) & Tarenaya hassleriana (≡) Cleome hassleriana Chodat basionym);


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Plant%20for%20ID_DSC3381%20copy.jpg
I photographed this plant in Assam March 09.
May I request to help in ID please.


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_9564a.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_9563a.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_9561aaa.jpg
Cleoserrata speciosa : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Cleoserrata speciosa
Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary,
A single plant was growing on the sandy banks of river Periyar
Thattekkad, near Kothamangalam
First week of October 2018

Are the sepals glabrous or hairy?

Sepals are hairy, I am attaching a close up.
Attachments (1)

Thanks, … Than I’d is OK.


Plant ID 050513-ASP3 : Attachments (1).  6 posts by 5 authors.
Please Id the plant in the photo taken from a garden in Sri Lanka

Not Fabaceae, may be Cleome sp., Capparaceae


May be Gynandropis pentaphylla


Plaese check with Cleome speciosa


It is Cleome hassleriana, I think.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/essdeedoubleu/1332692692/




/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/357268095_f13fece1d0_b.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/357264966_536b52cb93_b.jpg

Capparaceae and Cleomaceae fortnight :: Tarenaya hassleriana in Mumbai gardens :: DV11 : 2 images. 4 posts by 3 authors.

Tarenaya hassleriana (Chodat) H. H. Iltis … also placed in Brassicaceae, Capparaceae
¿ ta-ray-NAY-ah ? —
hass-ler-ee-AH-na — named for Emile Hassler, Swiss plant collector
… Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known as: cleome, spider flower, spider legs
Native of: s South America; naturalized in N. America; widely cultivated 
ReferencesFlowers of India • Dave’s Garden • Top Tropicals • NPGS / GRIN
in gardens of Mumbai on 14 JAN 07

Cleome houtteana Schltdl SN Sep 53 :  3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Cleome houtteana Schltdl (=Cleome hassleriana Chodat) ornamental herb from Coorg area of Karnataka

The plant have spines?


efi page on Tarenaya hassleriana (≡) Cleome hassleriana Chodat (basionym)


White Cleome:
With reference to … photo of Cleome gynandra, I would like to share the image of the same sp. but pure white in colour from Bongaigaon, Assam.


It should be Tarenaya hassleriana (Chodat) H. H. Iltis as per images herein.


Cleoserrata speciosa as per discussions & keys in Cleoserrata speciosa and Tarenaya hassleriana- differences



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG-20170303-WA0005.jpg
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/IMG-20170303-WA0004.jpg

ID Request-SJ : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Can you please me with the name of this flower. Grows wild in Assam and other parts of eastern India, also in gardens. I think there is also a white version.


It is Cleome hassleriana, Chodat, it is known as spider plant, cultivated in gardens

Posting a photograph of flower for Id.

Request for ID – 240210SC1 –  

Date / Time – 17th Jan. 2010 / 10.15am

Location –  – Peradeniya in central province of Sri Lanka. On the road connecting Colombo and Kandy

Habitat  – Botanical Garden


seen it near Thekeddi of Periyar Tiger Reserve.
I think this is Cleome hasslerana.
Please comment on this.

Cleoserrata speciosa as per discussions & keys in Cleoserrata speciosa and Tarenaya hassleriana- differences


 


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Spinnenblume-IMG_9270.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Spinnenblume-IMG_9218.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Spinnenblume-IMG_9217.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Spinnenblume-IMG_9271.JPG

Spinnenblume from my garden in Ritterhude 210812:
Spinnenblume (Cleome spinosa, Syn.: C. pungens Willd., C. gigantea hort. non L.) from my garden in Ritterhude


Cleoserrata speciosa as per discussions & keys in Cleoserrata speciosa and Tarenaya hassleriana- differences


yes Cleoserrate speciosa if we accept the sudden constriction in the petals towards its base as a distinguishing feature


.


Cleoserrata speciosa and Tarenaya hassleriana looks quite close in efi site.
I tried to find the difference between the two, but unable to get them.
The sepals are glabrous (Tarenaya hassleriana) or glandular hairy (Cleoserrata speciosa);
But I find this character difficult to see clearly.
On further searching, I got both species in Flora of North America as per details below:
Cleoserrata speciosa (Rafinesque) H. H. Iltis:
Plants 50-150 cm. Stems unbranched or sparsely branched ; (fluted), glabrous or sparsely glandular-pubescent. Leaves: petiole 2-12 cm ,(glandular-pubescent); leaflets 5-9, blade narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, 6-15 × 1-5 cm, margins entire or serrulate, apex subobtuse, surfaces glabrate to glandular-pubescent. Racemes 15-50 cm (20-60 cm in fruit, glandular-pubescent); bracts unifoliate, ovate-cordate, 3-18 mm. Pedicels 10-50 mm, (glabrous). Flowers: sepals persistent, green, lanceolate, 4-7 × 0.8-1.2 mm, glandular-pubescent; petals usually brilliant pink to purple, fading to pink or white, rarely initially white, ovate, 15-42 × 8-11 mm, clawed; stamens green, 40-85 mm, (filaments adnate to gynophore 1/3-1/2 of length); anthers 6-10 mm; gynophore 30-85 mm in fruit (filament scars visible ca. 1/4 of length); ovary 6-10 mm; style 1-1.2 mm. Capsules (irregularly contracted between seeds) 60-150 × 3-5 mm. Seeds pale green to brown, 2.5-3.5 × 1-1.2 mm, tuberculate.
Tarenaya hassleriana (Chodat) H. H. Iltis:
Plants (50-)100-200 cm. Stems sparsely branched; glandular-pubescent. Leaves: stipular spines 1-3 mm; petiole 2.5-7.5 cm, glandular-pubescent, with scattered spines 1-3 mm; leaflets 5 or 7, blade elliptic to oblanceolate, 2-6(-12) × 1-3 cm, margins serrulate-denticulate, apex acute, surfaces glandular-pubescent abaxially, glandular adaxially. Racemes 5-30 cm (10-80 cm in fruit); bracts unifoliate, ovate, 10-25 mm. Pedicels 20-45 mm, glandular-pubescent. Flowers: sepals (reflexed after anthesis), green, linear-lanceolate, 5-7 × 0.8-1.3 mm, glabrous; petals usually pink or purple, sometimes white (or fading to white by second day), oblong to ovate, 20-30(-45) × 8-12 mm; stamens purple, 30-50 mm; anthers 9-10 mm; gynophore 45-80 mm in fruit; ovary 6-10 mm, glabrous; style 0.1 mm. Capsules (25-)40-80 × 2.5-4 mm, glabrous (in straight alignment with gynophore and pedicel). Seeds 10-20, 1.9-2.1 × 1.9-2.1 mm, tuberculate.
I have highlighted the difference between the two, which can be observed in bold.
I shall be reviewing all our posts based on these differences. Hopefully we are able to sort our species.

Giving details from Flora of China:
Cleoserrata speciosa (Rafinesque) Iltis:
Herbs, annual, 0.5-1.5 m tall. Stems simple or sparsely branched, fluted, glabrous or sparsely glandular pubescent. Petiole 2-12 cm, glandular pubescent; leaflets (3 or)5-9; leaflet blades narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, 6-15 × 1-5 cm, both surfaces glabrate to glandular pubescent, base attenuate, margin entire or serrulate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences 15-50 cm but 20-60 cm in fruit, glandular pubescent; bracts narrowly ovate-cordate, 0.3-1.8 cm. Pedicel 1-5 cm, glabrous. Sepals green, lanceolate, 4-7 × 0.8-1.2 mm, equal, distinct, persistent, glandular pubescent, base cuneate, margin entire. Petals brilliant pink to purple but fading to pink or white by second day, rarely initially white, ovate, 1.5-4.2 × 0.8-1.1 cm, clawed. Androgynophore ca. 4 mm at anthesis; stamens 4-8.5 cm; anthers 6-10 mm. Pistil 6-10 mm; style 1-1.2 mm. Fruit gynophore 3-8.5 cm, with scars from filaments on ca. 1 cm of androgynophore and visible on ca. 1/4 of its length; capsule cylindric but irregularly contracted between seeds, 6-15 cm × 3-5 mm. Seeds 10-30 per capsule, pale green to brown, subspherical, 2.5-3.5 × 1-1.2 mm, tuberculate. Fl. Aug-Nov, fr. Sep-Dec.
Tarenaya hassleriana (Chodat) Iltis:
Herbs, annual, (0.5-)1-1.5 m tall. Stems branched, glandular pubescent. Stipular spines 1-3 mm. Petiole 2.5-7.5 cm, glandular pubescent, with scattered 1-3 mm spines; leaflets 5 or 7; leaflet blades elliptic to oblanceolate, 2-6(-12) × 1-3 cm, abaxially glandular pubescent, adaxially glandular, margin serrulate-denticulate, apex acute. Inflorescences 5-30 cm but 10-80 cm in fruit, pedunculate; bracts ovate, 1-2.5 cm. Pedicel 2-4.5 cm, glandular pubescent. Sepals green, equal, distinct, linear-lanceolate, 5-7 × 0.8-1.3 mm, reflexed after anthesis, persistent, glandular pubescent, margin entire, apex acuminate. Petals pink to purple but infrequently white or fading to white by second day, oblong to ovate, 2-3(-4.5) × 0.8-1.2 cm, clawed. Stamens purple, 3-5 cm; anthers green, 9-10 mm. Pistil 6-10 mm; style ca. 0.1 mm. Fruit gynophore 4.5-8 cm; capsule (2.5-)4-8 cm × 2.5-4 mm, in straight alignment with gynophore and pedicel, glabrous. Seeds 10-20 per capsule, dark brown to black, triangular to subspherical, 1.9-2.1 × 1.9-2.1 mm, tuberculate. Fl. (Apr-)May-Dec, fr. Jun-Dec.
I find some difference between the two floras.
Flora of China gives the following keys
Androgynophore 5-10 mm; gynophore 2-6 cm; nodal spines absent- Cleoserrata
Androgynophore absent; gynophore 4.5-8 cm; nodal spines present – Tarenaya
(prickles often present on petiole and major leaf veins).

Commendable job, …
It happens with me …whenever I see a beautiful flower/plant, I forget everything botanical. All I see and record is beauty, and miss all the details. Later on I regret missing all the botanically relevant data. Sometimes I get to pay a second visit, more often I cannot.
I am sure it happens with others too. This is the reason inspite of having plenty of images we falter on decisively identifying at species level. With inadequate data and more not coming forth, at times I advise members to stop at Genus and stop guessing species, on facebook.


On going through all the posts in efi site, I find that illustrations given in the above links can be misleading.
So what really is the simple thing which we can see in our flowers and that should be the key in photographs ?
After studying all details, I find stamen colour is quite convincing. Stamen colour purple in Tarenaya hassleriana & green in Cleoserrata speciosa
Due to genus keys at Flora of China, insertion of stamen becomes very important. Stamens are inserted together in a club like stub above the bottom in Tarenaya hassleriana, while these are inserted in the bottom in Cleoserrata speciosa.
Now I will correct all the posts based on this.

Great efforts to find the species !!!! For a non-botanist like me leave aside species, confirming Genus itself is difficult. o then minute details of species is overlooked many a times. keep forgetting the similarities and differences between the species and  land in confusion :-).
Thanks to all the stalwarts from this wonderful group giving guidance and tips to me all the time.

we need to come to some distuinshing features for practical reasons. cant find papers thru bing. may be some taxonomist can help please


I have no doubt about what I have stated after one day of research and these are based on very reliable documents like efloras and after studying more than 50 posts in efi site.


I did this exercise as there were no keys or differences to be found in net and I found lot of confusion everywhere including those in efi and foi.


And it is not only my one day, but also many days of observations (which are there in efi site) by different members.
It is just like collecting hundreds of specimens from different parts of the country at different times.

.



This is getting more confusing.
I cant believe diagnosis can be based on stamen color only

Thanks …, for sorting out Cleome hassleriana and Cleome speciosa. … is rightly perplexed. I think one need not go into stamen color. The most easy to note difference between the two is that the petals are clawed in Cleoserrata speciosa, and they are not clawed in Tarenaya hassleriana. What is meant by clawed is that the petals are suddenly constricted at the base, having an apparent “stalk”. FOI images of these will be corrected in shortly.


Both can clawed as per Flora of China.


Pl. see the following. Giving details from Flora of China:
Cleoserrata speciosa (Rafinesque) Iltis:
Herbs, annual, 0.5-1.5 m tall. Stems simple or sparsely branched, fluted, glabrous or sparsely glandular pubescent. Petiole 2-12 cm, glandular pubescent; leaflets (3 or)5-9; leaflet blades narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, 6-15 × 1-5 cm, both surfaces glabrate to glandular pubescent, base attenuate, margin entire or serrulate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences 15-50 cm but 20-60 cm in fruit, glandular pubescent; bracts narrowly ovate-cordate, 0.3-1.8 cm. Pedicel 1-5 cm, glabrous. Sepals green, lanceolate, 4-7 × 0.8-1.2 mm, equal, distinct, persistent, glandular pubescent, base cuneate, margin entire. Petals brilliant pink to purple but fading to pink or white by second day, rarely initially white, ovate, 1.5-4.2 × 0.8-1.1 cm, clawed. Androgynophore ca. 4 mm at anthesis; stamens 4-8.5 cm; anthers 6-10 mm. Pistil 6-10 mm; style 1-1.2 mm. Fruit gynophore 3-8.5 cm, with scars from filaments on ca. 1 cm of androgynophore and visible on ca. 1/4 of its length; capsule cylindric but irregularly contracted between seeds, 6-15 cm × 3-5 mm. Seeds 10-30 per capsule, pale green to brown, subspherical, 2.5-3.5 × 1-1.2 mm, tuberculate. Fl. Aug-Nov, fr. Sep-Dec.
Tarenaya hassleriana (Chodat) Iltis:
Herbs, annual, (0.5-)1-1.5 m tall. Stems branched, glandular pubescent. Stipular spines 1-3 mm. Petiole 2.5-7.5 cm, glandular pubescent, with scattered 1-3 mm spines; leaflets 5 or 7; leaflet blades elliptic to oblanceolate, 2-6(-12) × 1-3 cm, abaxially glandular pubescent, adaxially glandular, margin serrulate-denticulate, apex acute. Inflorescences 5-30 cm but 10-80 cm in fruit, pedunculate; bracts ovate, 1-2.5 cm. Pedicel 2-4.5 cm, glandular pubescent. Sepals green, equal, distinct, linear-lanceolate, 5-7 × 0.8-1.3 mm, reflexed after anthesis, persistent, glandular pubescent, margin entire, apex acuminate. Petals pink to purple but infrequently white or fading to white by second day, oblong to ovate, 2-3(-4.5) × 0.8-1.2 cm, clawed. Stamens purple, 3-5 cm; anthers green, 9-10 mm. Pistil 6-10 mm; style ca. 0.1 mm. Fruit gynophore 4.5-8 cm; capsule (2.5-)4-8 cm × 2.5-4 mm, in straight alignment with gynophore and pedicel, glabrous. Seeds 10-20 per capsule, dark brown to black, triangular to subspherical, 1.9-2.1 × 1.9-2.1 mm, tuberculate. Fl. (Apr-)May-Dec, fr. Jun-Dec.
Petals are clawed in both. You can see both at Cleoserrata speciosa and Tarenaya hassleriana

Main difference is based on the insertion point of stamens as I gave in my analysis. Stamen colour is just one of the difference we can easily rely upon along with other differences.
I find this is very easy and correct way based on atleast 50 observations in efi site and as per efloras.

Pl. see the main difference between the two genera:
Flora of China gives the following keys
Androgynophore 5-10 mm; gynophore 2-6 cm; nodal spines absent- Cleoserrata
Androgynophore absent; gynophore 4.5-8 cm; nodal spines present – Tarenaya
(prickles often present on petiole and major leaf veins).
Due to this, stamens are inserted together in a club like stub above the bottom in Tarenaya hassleriana, while these are inserted in the bottom in Cleoserrata speciosa.  

Now corrected in FOI link.



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC00353.JPGFlowers of Java 2 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 1 mb.
We would like to know the name of the following plant please.
Location Magelang Central Java, ca 200 m alt.


After searching, finally I found that this is Cleome gynandra (Capparidaceae), Could you please confirm it.


Thanks, … This is Cleoserrata speciosa as per images and details herein.
Cleome gynandra looks different.


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cleome-Srinagar-DSCN2189.JPG
Cleome speciosa : For ID Confirmation : Srinagar,Kashmir : 260613 : AK-1 : Attachments (1). 7 posts by 4 authors.
Cleome seen in one of the plant nursery in Srinagar on 10/9/2011.
Cleome speciosa?
Kindly confirm id.

Cleome speciosa


Thanks for confirming the id.


Also looks like C.haasleriana. How does one differentiate Cleome viscosa from C. hassleriana.


Same question I have… how to differentiate between the two?


Cleoserrata speciosa (Raf.) Iltis ??



.

References:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *