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
Indo-Malesia
Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)


 

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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. 


 

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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.


 

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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

 

 
 
 

References:

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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