Bracts white with green nerves

Bracts elliptic, cuspidate, glabrous and spikes upto 7.5 cmE. pulchellum Andr.

Bracts obovate, mucronate, strigose and spikes longer than 7.5 cm….E. roseum (Vahl.) R. Br.


Bracts green

The bracts many nerved, white ciliate on margins…E. purpurascens Nees
The bracts few nerved, viscous hairy………………….E. capens L. var. concanense (T. And. C. B. Cl.) Sant.
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Taken at SGNP, Mumbai: This picture was taken at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Yeoor.


– These are Eranthemum roseum, blooming right now in the forest of Mumbai. .. Did you by any chance get any smell from these flowers?


– Posting my pics of the same plant taken at the south end of the forest this month.The red coloured  are the older ones.


A strong smell is emitted from the inflorescence (bracts) and not from flowers.


.. would like to update you with regards to my curiosity of  Eranthemum roseum smell– it so happened that last year I had read in floras and books I generally refer to that there is a strong smell emitting from flowers, bracts of Eranthemum. When I saw them a plenty at Aarey road, Mumbai, CEC land and elsewhere, I could  not get any smell from any part. I got all my friends  during nature trails to smell the same and they could not get any smell too. We tried old and new flowers, bract, leaves but no smell. But there was one response on ITP saying that there is a smell. The plant that you saw most probably did not have any strong smell too, otherwise you would have got it !! But do try the bracts as informed by .. and verify if poossible.

   I must also share the experience I had yesterday when I had been one of the resource persons for the trails at CEC (south end of the forest in Mumbai) wih children of VIIth and VIIth standards and adults, a group of 20. Interestingly one of them could get smell from the dried flowers, one from fresh flower, but none from bracts ! So the research is open !



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Blue Eranthemum aroma: The flowers of Blue Eranthemum [Eranthemum roseum] have a faint aroma, but the bracts have an oily feel which leaves a lingering unpleasant strong odour. Sending a few photographs taken at my farm today.



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Sinhaghad flora #1 Eranthemum roseum: Sinhaghad flora #1 Eranthemum roseum
Height 0.4 meter, corolla blue, forest floor Sinhaghad, Pune 05 Feb 2011


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Acanthaceae Week – Eranthemum roseum:Acanthaceae Week – Eranthemum roseum

Height 0.4 meter,  corolla blue, forest floor
Sinhaghad, Pune
05 Feb 2011



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Acanthaceae week: Eranthemum roseum: via Species‎ > ‎E‎ > Eranthemum roseum
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Dear ..:  one name intrigued me… neel basak…or neel vasak…
my question …. did you get to photograph the leaves….? and why do local people call it neel vasak?
secondly,   i thought dashmuli was the ayurvedic asparagus…. confusing?


About neel vasak. … not sure of the actual reasoning.
… neel (blue) and vasaka (Justicia adhatoda) alludes to blue version of some aspect of Justicia adhatoda … makes me think of some loose similarity in inflorescence structure of Justicia adhatoda and Eranthemum roseum … but that is just my imagination … it is best that Hindi-knowing friends give us the correct reasoning.
About dashmuli and Asparagus:
dashmuli … dash (ten) and muli (root) … best implies a plant’s root bearing 10 branched root
shatmuli … shat (hundred) and muli (root) … 100 branched root
Asparagus racemosus, is popularly known as shatmuli … found a good picture at Tradeindia
It is possible that it could be known as dash-shat-muli (from Sanskrit : sahasra muli) meaning root with 1000 branches.
Please do let me know if you get to recollect the reference which has dashmuli for Asparagus.


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As dark blue as Lord Krishna’s hue – Flower from Mudigere 02Mar2012AR03:  As dark blue as Lord Krishna’s hue – Flower ID from Mudigere 02Mar2012AR03

Leaf -8cms, elliptic, Flower-3-4cms
Habitat Home garden in a coffee estate
Mudigere, Chikkamagalur, Karnataka, Western ghats

13 Dec 2011 05:40PM


This is a species of Eranthemum possibly E.roseum.


I feel like Eranthemum pulchellum !!


Going by the habitat of this plant ( Western ghats) & coloration –violet blue –leads to Eranthemum roseum

Eranthemum pulchellum is found in the Himalayas


eranthemum roseum of the acanthaceae family
sheltered beneath a bush, ramdhaneshwar, alibaug

many thanks to … for showing it to me



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Request for Flower ID-081211SC1:  Posting a photo for Id of flower
Date / Time – 02.12.2011 / 11.01 am.
Location – Place – Bondala Wildlife Sanctuary,Goa

Habitat – Garden/ Urban/ Wild / Type – Wild


look like Eranthemum roseum


Oh,this is that जंगली अबोली !


I think yes Eranthemum roseum

Here is the key we (myself and …) had developed in another thread
Bracts white with green nerves
Bracts elliptic, cuspidate, glabrous and spikes upto 7.5 cmE. pulchellum Andr.

Bracts obovate, mucronate, strigose and spikes longer than 7.5 cm….E. roseum (Vahl.) R. Br.
Bracts green

The bracts many nerved, white ciliate on margins… E. purpurascens Nees
The bracts few nerved, viscous hairy…………………. E. capens L. var. concanense (T. And. C. B. Cl.) Sant. 


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Blue Eranthemum flowering: Photographed on my property at Shahapur today. Blue Eranthemum [Eranthemum roseum] carpeted the ground around my Banyan tree. Sending a few photographs.


Loved the Banyan tree first… and the blue undersrhrub… very soothing scene..

the green “Bracts” (is that what they are called) on the spike with whitish overall color and green veins seems unique for a justicia… is it?

Thanks & affirmative. Have had a few discussions in the past in this on forum and … has come up with this classification :

Eranthemum sp.

Bracts white with green nerves

Bracts elliptic, cuspidate, glabrous and spikes upto 7.5 cmE. pulchellum Andr.

Bracts obovate, mucronate, strigose and spikes longer than 7.5 cm….E. roseum (Vahl.) R. Br.
Bracts green

The bracts many nerved, white ciliate on margins…E. purpurascens Nees
The bracts few nerved, viscous hairy………………….E. capens L. var. concanense (T. And. C. B. Cl.) Sant.


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Dear members:
Eranthemum roseum (Acanthaceae) दशमुळी, जंगली अबोली , Taken at mama bhanje hills(yeoor range), Thane ,Maharashtra on 15/11/2012 


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Eranthemum roseum: Sinhagad Valley Pune: Eranthemum roseum
Sinhagad Valley Pune Nov 2011.
Acanthaceae.
Obovate bracts seen.

Yes … Nice photographs



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Plant for ID: This is a small wild plant found at my farm. Please help identify.


Look likes Eranthemum roseum (Vahl) R.Br.

Family Acanthaceae

Please confirm it at once.


…I agree with … Eranthemum roseum (Vahl) R.Br. of Acanthaceae



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Attaching images of what looks like Ecbolium ligustrinum (Vahl) Vollesen (?) . Please confirm the ID.

Date :.09.03.2013

Location: Kamrup district

Family : Acanthaceae

Genus & species : Ecbolium ligustrinum (Vahl) Vollesen (?)

Habitat: Grows wild on hill slopes

Habit : Shrub

Flower : Blue in colour


Eranthemum roseum of Acanthaceae. Not Ecbolium ligustrinum


Agree with …. This is Blue Eranthemum. efi thread



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ID shrub / flower – 10022013MS-001 : 6 images. 4 posts by 4 authors. Pls help with ID of this shrub with blue flowers.


Eranthemum roseum


Eranthemum roseum. Name is roseum but flowers are blue!


Eranthemum roseum. The flowers turn red on drying so the name.

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Scrophulariaceae fortnight :: Buchnera hispida – Karnala Bird Sanctuary MN2 : 3 images. 3 posts by 2 authors. Karnala Bird Sanctuary. September 2012


This is Eranthemum roseum. Acanthaceae



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Eranthemum roseum—for sharing and validation : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Pic of Blue Roseum, taken at ambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune in nov12

 


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Acanthaceae Fortnight:: Eranthemum roseum – NSJ-06 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

Eranthemum roseum (Marathi-Dashmuli) from Matheran

 

Eranthemum roseum (Vahl) R.Br.
at Karnala Bird Sanctuary on December 9, 2006

at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on December 6, 2008


Excellent upload …


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Attached are pictures of Eranthemum roseum captured at SGNP in December 2012.
Requested to validate the ID.


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Attached are pictures of Eranthemum roseum captured at Aarey Milk Colony in December 2014.
Requested to validate the ID.


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Photographed in Mahabaleshwar.


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This plant was recorded during my first visit to Chakrata area..
Please give your valuable suggestion regarding id, I have tentatively placed this as Eranthemum roseum ..


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69-TSP-ID-24MAY2016-1:A herb @ Sargod,Chikmagalur for ID : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Kindly identify this plant..

Habit: Herb.

Habitat: Wild, Semi-evergreen forest.

Sighting: Sargod, Chikmagalur, Karnataka about 1000 msl

Date: 10-12-2014


Eranthemum sp. ..


I think it matches with  Eranthemum roseum …. Acanthaceae.

2. Ref: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2791843 and Flikr photo by Mr.Dinesh Valke
3. Ref: Flickr river

Thanks again … for the lead.


Thanks … for nice words..!!

I think the id conclusion is absolutely right…


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Eranthemum roseum

karnala, second week of december 2016
was flowering profusely


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via Species‎ > ‎E‎ > Eranthemum roseum (Vahl) R.Br. … family: Acanthaceae
Flowers of IndiaDiscussions at efloraofindiamore views in flickrmore views on Google Earth
er-RANTH-ee-mum — beautiful flowerDave’s Botanary
RO-zee-um — rosyDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: blue eranthemum, rosy eranthemumGujarati: દશમૂળી dashmuliHindi: गुलशाम gulsham, नील वासक nil vasakKannada: ಕಪ್ಪುಬೊಬ್ಬುಳಿ kappubobbuli, ಕಪ್ಪುಕರ್ಣಿ kappukarniKonkani: रान अबोली ran aboliMarathi: दशमूली dashamuli, रान आबोली ran aboliTamil: நீலமுள்ளி nila-mulliTulu: ಕಪ್ಪುಕರ್ಣಿ kappukarni
botanical names: Eranthemum roseum (Vahl) R.Br. … synonyms: Amphiscopia rosea Nees • Daedalacanthus roseus (Vahl) T.Anderson • Ecbolium roseum (Nees) Kuntze • Justicia rosea Vahl … status at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.
December 18, 2009 … Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park) 

Black soilbhopal; 24/11/2020


Acanthaceae member, Eranthemum sp. only,

Could be E. pulchellum,


I guess correct ID !


I think Eranthemum roseum rather than Eranthemum pulchellum as per images and details herein.


Yes, Agree with …


3 images.
Seen this Eranthemum in a village near coastal Devgad, MH in the last week of December 2020.
Am confused between E. pubescens and E. roseum. These look a bit different from the ones I have posted earlier.
Had earlier posted E. pubescens from the same area.
Requested to please ID.


I guess it is E. roseum !


I agree with …


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