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
~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
wedge-shaped soft nettle
~~~~~ KONKANI ~~~~~
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.
References: POWO Catalogue of Life 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)