Exallage auricularia (L.) Bremek., Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2 48(2): 142 1952. (syn. Hedyotis auricularia L.; Metabolos auricularius (L.) Blume ex Bremek.; Oldenlandia auricularia (L.) K.Schum.);
Trop. & Subtrop. Asia as per WCSP;
Andaman Is.; Assam; Bangladesh; Borneo; China South-Central; China Southeast; Congo; East Himalaya; Gabon; Hainan; India; Jawa; Lesser Sunda Is.; Malaya; Myanmar; Nansei-shoto; Nepal; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Sumatera; Thailand; Vietnam; Zare as per Catalogue of Life;
Maslahari; in malayalam– karimtharavu;
Diffuse to trailing hers; stem 4-angled, bluish, villous when young. Leaves 2-7 x 1-2.5 cm, elliptic-ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, base rounded or cuneate, apex shortly acuminate, lateral nerves 4 or 5 pairs, glabrous; stipules broadly ovate, pectinate on margins. Flowers fascicled at axils; pedicels c. 1 mm long. Calyx tube c. 1 mm long, 4-lobed. Corolla white, campanulate; tube c. 1 mm long; lobes 4, reflexed, hairy at throat. Stamens 4, included. Capsule c. 2 mm across, globose, pubescent, indehiscent. Seeds many, black, 3-angled.
Flowering and fruiting: October-December
Degraded forests and in the plains
(From India Biodiversity Portal
Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)
SK779 07 OCT-2017:ID : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Date : 10 August 2017
Yes, appears so.
Thank you … but which one ?
Pl. check species found in Nepal in efi site.
Spermacoce species so far in efi.
It seems to S. remota.
yes, sir, You’re right, I observed one character here, Flowers axillary terminal many-flowered clusters…….Could be Oldenlandia auricularia, Check it once.
earlier I checked within the Spermacoce, When you check within that very similar to ‘remota’ but I realize now.
Looks like matching with :
Exallage auricularia (L.) Bremek.
Syn: Oldenlandia auricularia (L.) K.Schum.
Syn: Hedyotis auricularia L.
Date/Time- 06.11.2010/ 10.00AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- TALAKAVERI, KODAGU, KARNATAKA, 4350 FT
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- WESTERN GHAT, HIGH ELEVATION GRASSLAND
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- SMALL HERB, PROCUMBENT
Oldenlandia auriculata in malayalam it is called karimtharavu
On going through Nature Loves you FRLHT GBIF (high resolution specimens) Flickr IIIM Yi Shuen flickr site, I am having doubt about the id as Exallage auricularia (L.) Bremek. (syn: Oldenlandia auricularia (L.) K.Schum.)
To me appears close to Exallage ulmifolia (Wall.) Bremek. (syn: Hedyotis lineata Roxb.) as per GBIF (High resolution specimens).
But may be some other species as I did not find any distribution in Sri Lanka.
But may be some other species as I did not find any distribution in South India.
It looks closer to Spermacoce assurgens Ruiz & Pavon. for confirmation seed need to be observed , which are transversely rugose
It looks like Spermacoce latifolia
Thanks, … But looks different from Spermacoce alata (Spermacoce latifolia) as per images, details and references herein.
Does not match any Spermacoce species so far in efi site, as per comparative images herein.
May I seek your id help for some earlier Hedyotis species from India.
This plant is Exallage auricularia.
Thanks a lot, … But on going through Nature Loves you FRLHT GBIF (high resolution specimens) Flickr IIIM Yi Shuen flickr site, I am having doubt about the id as Exallage auricularia (L.) Bremek. (syn: Oldenlandia auricularia (L.) K.Schum.)
This plant is Exallage auricularia because the cymes and flowers are sessile. Exallage ulmifolia has pedunculate cyme with pedicellate flowers.
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (Description & Keys)