Gomphostemma heyneanum Wall. ex Benth. , Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 12 1830.;

ID of this plant. – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 7 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (3)
The botanical name of this plant please?
Date & Time        28 June 2010, time 5.00 PM
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS        Chethalayam,  Wayanad, Kerala.
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type:        Wild
Plant Habit: Tree, Shrub, Climber, Herb        shrub
Height, Length.        3′
Leaves Type, Shape, Size        thick
Inflorescence Type Size
Flowers Size Colour Calyx Bracts-        Yellow around 6 mm in diameter.

Neuracanthus trinervius shows similar type of inflorescence. can be some species of neuracanthus!!!

I thought it as a Lamiaceae member (sort of Gomphostemma?).

Cud it be some Achyrospermum sps.??

This is Gomphostemma heyneanum (Lamiaceae)

Could someone identify this shrub please?
Date & Time 01/08/2011
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS  Chethalayam, Wayanad.
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type:  Wild
Plant Habit: Tree, Shrub, Climber, Herb Shrub
Height, Length. 2.5’
Flowers Size Colour Calyx Bracts- Yellow

Gomphostemma heyneanum as per another thread.

Could someone id this plant please.
Date & Time 01/08/2011
Location: Place, Altitude, GPS  Chethalayam, Wayanad.
Habitat: Garden, Urban, Wild Type:      Wild
Plant Habit: Tree, Shrub, Climber, Herb Shrub
Height, Length. 2.5’

Gomphostemma heyneanum as per another thread.

01/08/2011/YRP/01/Naoroz Estate, Chethalayam, Sultan Bathery, Wayanad.:  I visited … farm on 16-08-2011 and I could see the plant growing there. AWth the live specimen I collected I could identify the plant as Gomphostemma heyneanum Wall. ex Benth. of Lamiaceae family. This species is endemic to the Southern Western Ghats in the evergreen forests. .. farm is a wonderful place which is adjacent to Waynad Wildlife sanctuary with elephants, spotted deer, Malabar giant Squirrel, Hanuman Langur as frequent visitors.
I am attaching 2 close ups of the flowers of the species as well.

This is a different variety. In this specimen, the flowers are lax as seen in the first picture and as Manu identified, it is Gomphostemma heyneanum var. rottleri and the one that were uploaded by .. and myself
is Gomphostemma heyneanum var. heyneanum. But as far as I know this variety has been recorded from further south (Idukki and Thrissur) according to Sasidharan, 2004. Further, the habitat of this variety has been recorded as Moist deciduous and semi evergreen.

ANSEPT10 Gomphostemma heyneanum var. heyneanum : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).

Abbey Falls, Coorg
August 2014


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Iruppu Falls  Coorg
Date: November 12, 2019 … Altitude range: about 850 – 1,000 m (2,800 – 3,300 ft) asl
¿ Barleria ?  
Dear friends,
Frankly, I have no idea. Hope it is some member of Acanthaceae ! I will be happy to know the genus.

Some Verbenaceae/ Lamiaceae. Could be Gomphostemma heyneanum

I guess ID suggested by … is correct !


Small Herb From Rangat For Identification…:3 images- 1 high res.
A small herb collected from Rangat,
Photos attached for identification help.

Appears to be Acnthaceae. Any idea of the genus?

Sir I have no idea.

I don’t know what this is but it is not Acanthaceae. The fruit with nutlets suggests Verbenaceae or Lamiaceae.

Isn’t it Gomphostemma,

This is Gomphostemma (Lamiaceae) as suggested by …

Gomphostemma heyneanum?

It looks like Gomphostemma, I heard some one proposed the same for new species!
But not sure.

There is a possibility that this herb has been recently introduced from mainland of India because it was not noticed earlier by any botanist in and around Rangat which is a town on Middle Andaman Island.

It appears close to Gomphostemma heyneanum Wall. ex Benth. as per images and details herein (as suggested by …i).
Distribution is shown as SW. & S. India, SE. Vietnam as per POWO.
Other species reported from Andamans look different as per
Gomphostemma javanicum as per POWO.

Let us wait till the publication of the new species, G. andamanicum, as intimated by … and see the diagnosis. Then we can arrive at the decision. However, the suggestion by … followed by … seems quite possible. So many plants have been introduced there from mainland through human activities.



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