Bicolor Persian Violet • Hindi: Avachiretta, Bara-charayatah, Habshi-charayatah • Marathi: उडी चिरायत Udi chirayat • Tamil: செடீ Cheti • Kannada: Dodda Chirayutha • Bengali: Koochuri • Assamese: Sher-ri-takti;




Exacum tetragonum:   Exacum tetragonum
Marathi name: Udi-chirayat
At Sagargad,Alibag

Nice pictures indeed.
Do you have any picture with side view showing the calyx? winged or not?
Second question. What is the size of the petals?




Prejith011: Please identify this plant:

This was taken on the grasslands at Chembra, Wynad at about 1100 metres asl. Very pretty flowers.

Looks like Exacum tetragonum
Family : Gentianaceae
Side view of the calyx is necessary in this genus which is a part of the key of differentiation: Winged or not.

yes Exacum tetragonum, syn. E. bicolor

As requested by …, I am posting an additional picture of the side view of the flower.



Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Week: Gentianaceae :: Exacum tetragonum at Chandoli WLS: Few snaps of Exacum tetragonum (Exacum bicolor) from Chandoli Forest.
(Family: Gentianaceae ).




Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Week: Gentianaceae:

Excaum tetragonum
Local Marathi name: Udi-chirayat

Photographed at Sagargad,Alibag

I had seen this at Chandoli WLS.



For ID 231012NS1:  One more ID request here

Date/Time- October 2012

Location – Western ghats, Karnataka, Chikmagalur district, Kudremukh range, approx 1500mtrs asl

Habitat – Wild – Grasslands



… possibly Exacum tetragonum (family Gentianaceae).

Yes, it does look like that. thank you for the help is identifying.



Gentianaceae week: Exacum tetragonum : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).

I am very happy to see you in eflora. Hope you will present a excellent week of this family.

Exacum tetragonum collected from Dhoni hills, Palakkad during September 2013.

Yet another species of Exacum. Seems a robust plant. Thanks for showing.


Exacum tetragonum Roxb. : 4 posts by 4 authors.

Seems a plant in cultivation showing fine colour pattern. In another upload by … corolla are uniformly blue.

A really beautiful flower; Roxburgh was impressed why not I ?

Thanks for showing.

Exacum tetragonum (Exacum bicolor) from Chandoli Forest.
(Family: Gentianaceae).


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