Erect, simple, annual herbs; stems 3-angular, short- hairy towards the apex. Leaves subsessile, accrescent upwardly, often with a smallest opposite leaf, 0.7-4 x 0.5-2 cm, falcate-cuneate to obovate, with a narrowed, entire base, obtuse or acute, crenate-serrate in the upper part, ciliate, glabrous or thinly hairy, with linear cystoliths; stipules minute, ovate, acute. Male flowers: heads in the axils of upper leaves; pedicels 0.15-0.18 cm long. Perianth- segments ovate, obtuse, glabrous, 0.05-0.07 cm long. Stamens 4; filaments 0.08 cm long. Female flowers: heads 0.3-0.6 cm across, with a few female flowers in the centre; involucral bracts 2-4; outer ones ovate, acuminate; inner ones ovate-oblong, rounded, ciliate; bracteoles spathulate, 0.2 cm long. Perianth with a 3-4-dentate mouth. Achenes reddish brown, ovoid-ellipsoid, 0.04-0.05 cm long.

Flowering and fruiting: August-July
Growing on rocks along water courses
Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)





SGNP, Aug 2014 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: ARKAUG-19 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Kanheri Caves, SGNP in Aug 2014.

Lecanthus peduncularis and Utricularia striatula

The first plant looks like a species of Elatostema [possibly E.cuneatum] to me. Unfortunately cannot find the link to my photographs of this in the archives of this group. Perhaps … could oblige.

you may well be right. I saw lots of Lecanthus at the weekend at Matheran and didn’t look closely to see the difference here. 

Managed to find the link. This was identified by … Google Groups

Thanks, …, yes, that is the same plant. 



ANDEC70 Please identify this lithophytic herb : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
I had earlier seen these in Coorg and Chikamagalur (Karnataka) but both the times I only got blurry shots.
This particular one was shot in Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala.
Can it be an Urticaceae member?
Shot in November 2014

One more photo-

Please check Elatostema cuneatum of Urticaceae

It matches. Thank you very much.




PR-01-22092018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Plants from Gujarat

Found in dry deciduous forest
About 300 m
It May be Elatostema sp from Urticaceae
Need confirmation of species

Elatostema cuneatum Wight [Urticaceae].  

thanks a lot. Its confirm or may be




The Plant List Ver.1.1  Flora of China  India Biodiversity Portal

Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998- Details)


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