Cyanotis axillaris (L.) D.Don ex Sweet- 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
Cyanotis beddomei (Hook.f.) Govaerts (India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu) as per POWO)
Cyanotis fasciculata (B.Heyne ex Roth) Schult. & Schult.f. – 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
Based on the various efloraindia discussion on Cyanotis species, some typical attributes which one could use for initial identification could be as below. I would appreciate if you could comment on this.
tuberosa : Stem, leaves, bracts hirsute, but leaf upper lamina glabrous, rossette leaves, stem leaves linear/lanceolate, condensed scorpioid cyme
Fwd: A Revision of the Genus Cyanotis D. Don (Commelinaceae) in India by Mayur D. Nandikar* and Rajaram V. Gurav : 10 posts by 9 authors. Attachments (1)- Revision of the Genus Cyanotis in India.pdf
I considered always eFlora as a platform to discuss about plant wealth and the diversity which we have in India and adjoining. I may not be active all the times but never forgot to respond whenever I felt that I am much sure about the ID. Generated database will definitely going be stand as a primary data source in Indian Floral history.
I am very fortunate to being part of this group. Recently one of my paper got published, and much of the discussion about the population and diversity of genus Cyanotis, including one photograph of Cyanotis arachnoidea are produced from our group discussion. Please find a copy of it, at initial stage Gurucharan Sir helps a lot to make MS flawless. Thank you all for the efforts which have been taken by group members, to achieve this height. Wishing you a very great year for eFlora family!
Congrats … for publishing this much-needed revision.
Congrats … We have been observing you partly during the process.
Congratulation for your efforts a good manuscript has been published.
Thank you all for nice words, and off course as … rightly pointed out that all the group members are witnessed of this. Definitely this is possible due to the knowledge offered by group people, especially …, he has given the shape to MS while reviewing it.
From Floral Database of Tamilnadu :
FRLHT Indian Medicinal Plants Nomenclature Database with images/ herbarium, distribution, local names etc. :
Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 6.2.14:
Species with description & keys in Flora of Pakistan :
Cyanotis barbata D. Don
Cyanotis cristata (Linn.) Schultes f.
Species with description & keys in Flora of China :
Cyanotis arachnoidea C. B. Clarke
Cyanotis axillaris (Linnaeus) D. Don ex Sweet
Cyanotis cristata (Linnaeus) D. Don
Cyanotis loureiroana (Schultes & J. H. Schultes) Merrill (No distribution in India)
Cyanotis vaga (Loureiro) Schultes & J. H. Schultes
Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India (2000)- Details with keys– p.334 & 337-
Cyanotis cucullata (Roth) Kunth
A Revised Handbook of the Flora of Ceylon -, Volume 14 edited by M. D. Dassanayake (2000)- Great details with keys–
Cyanotis adscendens Dalzell
Cyanotis ceylanica Hassk.
Cyanotis obtusa (Trimen) Trimen
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- p. 224 & 226-
Cyanotis cucullata (Roth) Kunth
Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)-
Biodiversity in India, Volume 2 edited by T. Pullaiah (2003)- IUCN Red List Category & flowering period- p.51-
Cyanotis arcotensis R.S.Rao
Cyanotis cerifolia R.S.Rao & Kammathy
Cyanotis fasciculata var. glabrescens C.B.Clarke is a synonym of Cyanotis fasciculata (B.Heyne ex Roth) Schult. & Schult.f.
Cyanotis : 1 post by 1 author.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Cyanotis
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
Re: completed insertion of images of species of Cyanotis : 1 post by 1 author.
1 or 2 species were done by …
Cyanotis (Commelinaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
Pl. go through Cyanotis (Commelinaceae) page with images of species (mainly done by …) in efloraofindia.
If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.
Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.