Geophila repens (L.) I.M.Johnst., Sargentia 8: 281 1949. (Syn: Carinta herbacea (Jacq.) W.Wight; Carinta repens (L.) L.B.Sm. & Downs; Carinta repens (L.) Bremek. ..; Carinta uniflora (Hiern) G.Taylor; Cephaelis diversifolia Blume; Cephaelis herbacea (Jacq.) Kurz; Cephaelis reniformis Kunth; Geocardia cordata (Miq.) Standl.; Geocardia herbacea (Jacq.) Standl.; Geocardia repens (L.) Bakh.f.; Geophila cordata Miq.; Geophila croatii Steyerm.; Geophila diversifolia (Blume) DC.; Geophila gracilis (Ruiz & Pav.) DC.; Geophila herbacea (Jacq.) K.Schum.; Geophila hydrocotyloides Zipp. ex Span.; Geophila reniformis (Kunth) Cham. & Schltdl. [Illegitimate]; Geophila reniformis D.Don …..; Geophila uniflora Hiern; Geophila uniflora Span. [Invalid]; Geophila violacea (Aubl.) DC.; Mapouria cordata (Miq.) Müll.Arg.; Mapouria herbacea (Jacq.) Müll.Arg. .; Psychotria gracilis Ruiz & Pav.; Psychotria herbacea Jacq.; Psychotria repens (L.) L.; Psychotria sylvana Pers.; Psychotria violacea Aubl.; Psychotrophum herbaceum (Jacq.) Crantz; Rondeletia repens L.; Uragoga gracilis (Ruiz & Pav.) Kuntze; Uragoga herbacea (Jacq.) Kuntze; Uragoga reniformis (Kunth) Baill.; Uragoga reniformis (D.Don) M.Gómez [Illegitimate]);

Andaman Is.; Angola; Argentina Northeast; Assam; Bangladesh; Belize; Benin; Bismarck Archipelago; Bolivia; Borneo; Brazil North; Brazil Northeast; Brazil South; Brazil Southeast; Brazil West-Central; Burkina; Cameroon; Caroline Is.; Central African Repu; Chad; China South-Central; China Southeast; Colombia; Comoros; Congo; Cook Is.; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Ethiopia; Fiji; French Guiana; Gabon; Ghana; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Guinea Is.; Guyana; Hainan; Haiti; Honduras; India; Ivory Coast; Jamaica; Jawa; Kenya; KwaZulu-Natal; Leeward Is.; Lesser Sunda Is.; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaya; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nepal; New Guinea; Nicaragua; Nicobar Is.; Nigeria; Niue; Panam; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Samoa; Santa Cruz Is.; Sierra Leone; Society Is.; Solomon Is.; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Sulawesi; Sumatera; Suriname; Taiwan; Tanzania; Thailand; Togo; Tonga; Trinidad-Tobago; Uganda; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Vietnam; Wallis-Futuna Is.; Windward Is.; Zare; Zimbabwe as per CoL;

Malayalam: Karinkudungal; Karimutthil

Prostrate herbs; stem slender, stolon-like. Leaves 1.5-2.5 x 1-2 cm, orbicular or broadly ovate to reniform, apex rounded or retuse, chartaceous, basally 5-7-nerved; petiole to 5 cm long. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered umbels; peduncles to 4 cm long. Calyx tube short; lobes subulate, 3 mm long, persistent. Corolla 1-1.5 cm across, funnel-shaped, hairy within, white; lobes recurved, ovate-acute. Stamens 5, included. Ovary 2-locular; ovule 1-per locule. Berry c. 7 mm across, globose, scarlet. Seeds plano-convex. 

Flowering and fruiting: October-April
Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in sacred groves
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


ANDEC50 Please identify this herb : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
November 2014

Geophila repens of Rubiaceae.


ANJUL06/06 Geophila repens Linn.f. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)

Family: Rubiaceae
Date: 12th July 2015
Place: Hebri, Karnataka

Habit: Herb
Habitat: Floor of evergreen forest

Orange colour fruit with 2 seeds : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location Rajnagar Kumarghat Unakoti district Tripura
Please identify

I think Geophila sp.

Pl. check with images at Geophila repens
To me appears close.



44 Identify weed plant: 6 images.
Please identify the weed plant.
Location:  near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, Kerala PIN:686671
Date:.              10.11.2020, 11.40am and 13.10.2020, 10.55am (bowed)
Altitude:           1700fsl
Habitat:            wild moisture
Plant habit:      creeping annual weak stem
Height:             06cm
Leaves:            alternative heart shape
Flower:             diameter:14mm, white  non fragrant
Fruit:                 orange/red

Geophila repens

I agree with … I have seen this plant in Kerala.



Catalogue of Life  POWO 1 (Geophila repens (L.) I.M.Johnst.)  POWO 2 (Geophila herbacea (Jacq.) K.Schum.) The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  GRIN  Flora of China  FOC illustration India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora Tropicos | Name – Geophila repens (L.) I.M. Johnst.

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