Medinilla beddomei C.B.Clarke, Fl. Brit. India [J. D. Hooker] ii. 548.;
Epiphytic shrubs; branches terete, pendulous. Leaves 2.5 cm across, obtuse at base and apex, very succulent, ribs indistinct; petiole 5 mm long. Cymes axillary, 1-3 flowered; pedicels 2 cm long, glabrous. Flowers white; calyx tube 7 mm long, wavy along the rim; petals white, 1.5 x 1.2 cm, obovate, spreading; stamens 10, anthers 8 mm long, acuminate, spur at the base of the anther, 1.5 mm long, curved up.
Flowering and fruiting: May-June
Moist deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
Plant from Coorg 2 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
A root climber from Coorg.
This image was taken by my friend in mid April.
Please help in Id.
Medinella sp. probably M. beddomei ? of Melastomataceae
Thank you so much, … Medinilla beddomei’s description matches perfectly with this.
This is an interesting genus a couple of novelties appeared recently from the Western Ghats. Thanks for its identity.