sy-an-NOH-tiss — from Greek kyanos (blue) and ous (ear), referring to color and form of petals
fas-sik-yoo-LAH-tuh — banded, bundled
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commonly known as: banded cat ears • Marathi: निळवंती nilwanti
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Cyanotis fasciculata var. glabrescens ……………Plant is glabrous and adopted to high altitude habitat, having monocoloured moniliform hairs on the filament and seeds are having striations on it surfaces.
Cyanotis fasciculata var. fasciculata ………..Plant is covered with cobwebby hairs, more succulent habit, occurs in low land even in xeric habitat, filamental hairs are bicoloured and seeds are without any striations on while more pitted.
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Differences:

Cyanotis fasciculata: Section Encyanotis-cymes enclosed in biseriate falcately lanceolate imbricating bracteoles; annual, dwarf, decumbent, floccosely silky or hairy; leaves linear or lanceolate, 2.5-5 cm long; petals rose-purple; capsule oblong

Cyanotis axillaris: section ochreaeflora-flowers axillary in sheaths of leaves, bracteoles small not imbricating;annual, sparsely hairy or glabrous; leaves 5-15 cm long; petals blue

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Cyanotis fasciculata is common across old world tropics recorded from Eastern Himalaya, southern India and Sri Lanka 
Native: Bhutan; India (Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu); Nepal; Sri Lanka; Viet Nam
It grows on moist soil in grasslands, fields, wet rocky areas. This species is not considered as a freshwater plant under the criteria of the evaluators.

(From  IUCN Red List (LC) )

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Stem procumbent, tufted, covered with cottony hairs. Leaves to 3 x 0.7 cm, lanceolate, falcate, folded, rounded at base, long-hairy; sheath 1.5 cm long, saccate. Cymes axillary, solitary; peduncles 2 cm long; bracts 2 x 0.5 cm, lanceolate, acuminate; bracteoles 2-4 pairs, 10 x 4 mm, falcate, acute. Flowers few, sessile; sepals 5 x 2 mm, united at the base, not keeled, hairy; corolla tube 6 mm long, campanulate, lobes obtuse, blue; filaments 8 mm long, bearded; style densely hairy, bulged below the stigma. Capsule 2.5 mm long, pilose at apex. 

Flowering and fruiting: October-January
On wet rocks in evergreen forests
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
(From  India Biodiversity Portal (Cyanotis fasciculata)
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Resurfacing for identification 
No prior identification
?Spiderwort
Date/Time-Oct 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length- 5-6 cms
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-long narrow green about 3-4 cms
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- deep blue purple 3 petals yellow anthers

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-not seen


Yes looks similar to Cyanotis barbatus uploaded by us from Chakrata, but not very sure.


This is Cyanotis fasciulata only.


Found the following info at http://www.rrbb.in/Volume1-Issue2/2.pdf
Flowers blue, purple or pink in colour and are present in auxiliary or terminal position with 3 petals
Stems are slender, slight pinkish,with cottony cob webby appearance.

Leaves are broadly ovate to narrowly linear usually obtuse, juicy, wooly Cob’ Webby


Yes this is Cyanotis fasciculata only.



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Cyanotis fasciculata from Satara (06/11/2011-NSJ-01): Looks like Cyanotis fasciculata. Photo taken from Satara last week.
A small herb 5-10 cm tall



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identification no171111sn3: Which Cyanotis sp. is it?

date/time:sept11
location:mulshi,pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:herb

height:tiny


May be Cyanotis axillaris


This could be Cyanotis fasciculata var. glabrescens..


how to differentiate between Cyanotis axillaris and Cyanotis fasciculata var. glabrescens?


Actually not much difference in flower characters. But differs in their glabrous habit.


Yes … you are right. This is Cyanotis fasciculata var. glabrescens.

In case of this variety ……………….Plant is glabrous and adopted to high altitude habitat, having monocoloured moniliform hairs on the filament and seeds are having striations on it surfaces.

In case of typical variety i.e var. fasciculata ………..Plant is covered with cobwebby hairs, more succulent habit, occurs in low land even in xeric habitat, filamental hairs are bicoloured and seeds are without any striations on while more pitted.


Cyanotis fasciculata: Section Encyanotis-cymes enclosed in biseriate falcately lanceolate imbricating bracteoles; annual, dwarf, decumbent, floccosely silky or hairy; leaves linear or lanceolate, 2.5-5 cm long; petals rose-purple; capsule oblong

Cyanotis axillaris: section ochreaeflora-flowers axillary in sheaths of leaves, bracteoles small not imbricating;annual, sparsely hairy or glabrous; leaves 5-15 cm long; petals blue


In case of typical variety i.e var. fasciculta …..do the filamental hairs have to be bicolored? or can they be only white?


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Commelinaceae sp. for id – 091211 NS1:  Photographed this small wild herb , in Pune in Sep 2011.
Levaes were pubescent ( white soft hairs).

I think it is Cyanotis fasciculata


Probably Cyanotis arachnoides


No doubt, yes it is Cyanotis fasciculata



Date/Time-Oct 2011
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length- 5-6 cms
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-long narrow green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-blue flowers

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-not seen


Attaching some more pics as I thought previous pictures of the flower were not so clear

I hope it helps identification

is this Spiderwort?


Yesterday there were 5-6 flowers today barely 2


Cyanotis fasciculata for sure.


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Kas week : Cyanotis cristata SMP: Cyanotis cristata

Commelinaceae


I feel this is Cyanotis facsciculata.


Yes I think you should be right. I had some doubts in my mind before posting this.



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kaas week: Cyanotis cristata नभाळी


This seems to be Cyanotis fasciculata and not C.cristata.



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KAS Week::(Cyanotis fasciculata -10/10/2012NJ):  Cyanotis fasciculata – (Nilwanti– Marathi)
Photo taken Oct 30, 2011.

 


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KAS Week DS_081012_01 Cyanotis fasciculata:   Attached pics are from Kas, 22nd Sep 2012. I think they are Cyanotis fasciculata.
Please confirm the id.


This is Cyanotis fasciculata var. glabrescens


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Is this Amischophacelus axillaris ?: Photographed this herb on 26/08/11 in Pune.
Is dis
Amischophacelus axillaris ?
Plz validate/ Id.


Cyanotis axillaris (L.) D.Don ex Sweet is the accepted name for this I assume.


agreed to …



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cyanotis fasciculata: cyanotis fasciculata, mahabeleshwar

september 2012



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Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Lohagad near Pune in August 2013.

Apologies for the poor quality of the pics, it was raining heavily and we were in the clouds….


Not very clear, but this could be the Creeping Cradle Plant [Tonningia axillaris].


efi page on Cyanotis axillaris (syn.: Tonningia axillaris (L.) Raf.; Tonningia axillaris (L.) Kuntze)


Cyanotis glabrescens = Cyanotis fasciculata var. glabrescens for sure.



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small herb for ID : 03092013: RV 3 :  Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Please help to  ID this herb found on a rocky plateau in Ratnagiri on 1/9/2013.


This is Cyanotis fasciculata.


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Fwd: [efloraofindia:180574] For Id 010214GK1: 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).

Please help me for the ID…

Location: Bangalore


Cyanotis sp


It look likes Cyanotis fasciculata


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SGNP, Aug 2014 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: ARKSEP-06 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).

Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Kanheri Caves, SGNP in Aug 2014.

This is Cyanotis fasciculata.



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Requesting to please provide ID of this Cyanotis sp. captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.


This more looking like Cyanotis fasciculata



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Cyanotis fasciculata (B.Heyne ex Roth) Schult. & Schult.f,
herb grows in patches on rocky slopes from hills off Krishnagiri dt, Tamilnadu at an altitude of 1000m

 


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ID please- VB 1 : 6 posts by 3 authors.

Please Find attached photos. for identification

This seems to be Cyanotis cristata


It is Cyanotis species Commelinaceae


It is Cyanotis fasciculata (B.Heyne ex Roth) Schult. & Schult.f., of Commelinaceae; I have collected this plant; leaves cottony on the surface. Flowers purple, few, sessile, in axillary, solitary or in cymes; peduncles 2 cm long


Thanks, …, for the id.

I also think it is closer to images at Cyanotis fasciculata (B.Heyne ex Roth) Schult. & Schult.f.  rather than those at Cyanotis cristata (L.) D.Don



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Flower for Id- ID19012018SH1 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Flower for Id pl – Is it Asystasia sp. ?
Location –Kas Plateau, Maharashtra
Date- September 2009


Pl. check

Pink Commelinaceae for identification mm4 10 11 2018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Pink Commelinaceae for identification
Any help in identifying this minute herb would be most welcome
This was seen growing on a kerbstone in the road that divides Chinnar WLS, Kerala

It is Cyanotis fasciculata



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Satara, MH :: Cyanotis fasciculata :: ARK2020-042 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- around 950 kb each.
The entire hillock was covered by this plant near Satara, MH in October 2019.
It was a very pleasant site.

Is it possible to ID the grass that can be seen alongside? Would appreciate any feedback



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Identify the cyanotis sp. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

need your help for the identification of cyanotis sp. From chalisgaon, Maharashtra.

Cyanotis fasciculata (B.Heyne ex Roth) Schult. & Schult.f. ??


Yes sir, i am of the same opinion. Want to confirm.


I too agree with …, for fasciculata


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2 images.
Please help with Id of this Cyanotis sp, looks closer to C. villosa or C. vaga, photographed along Chikmagalur to Mullayanagiri Road,  26-9-2015


Cyanotis fasciculata


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