Elatostema cuneatum Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 6: t. 2094, f. 3 1853. (Syn: Elatostema approximatum Wedd.; Elatostema densiflorum Franch. & Sav.; Elatostema densiflorum Franch. & A. Sav.; Elatostema nipponicum Makino [Invalid]; Elatostema webbianum Wedd.);
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)
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
ee-lay-toh-STEM-uh — Greek: elatos (driving or striking); stema (stamen), referring to the stamens springing up … Dave’s Botanary
kew-nee-AH-tum or kew-nee-AY-tum — wedge-shaped … Dave’s Botanarycommonly known as: wedge-shaped soft nettle • Konkani: पाथोर पाल्लो pathor pallo • Marathi: खडक पालक khadak palak • Tawang Monpa tribe: chulukpa
botanical names: Elatostema cuneatum Wight … synonyms: Elatostema approximatum Wedd. • Elatostema densiflorum Franch. & Sav. • Elatostema nipponicum Makino • Elatostema webbianum Wedd. • Procris approximata Wall. … POWO
Bibliography / etymology
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wedge-shaped soft nettle
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पाथोर पाल्लो pathor pallo
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
खडक पालक khadak palak
~~~~~ Tawang Monpa tribe ~~~~~
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Sighted at Yeoor Hills
ID courtesy: P B Singh
Names compiled / updated at
Elatostema cuneatum Wight
Thank you … It is a New species for Nepal.
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998- Details)