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.


574 ID wild climber: 17 high res. images.
Please ID wild climber,
Location: bloomed near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Kerala INDIA
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 08JUN2024, 12.45pm
Habitat: wild moisture evergreen misty sloppy canopied alpine
Plant habit: parasitic branched climber, weak fleshy cylindrical silvery stem 05mm diameter, rooted nodes, purplish sprouts, perennial
Height: upto 12 meters
Host tree: densely on Artocarpus heterophyllus
Leaves: opposite ovate obtuse acute fleshy simple smooth glossy flexible, size upto: 08×4cm
Flower: axillary bud, 04 petals, diameter:04cm, white, strange smelling

Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Medinilla sp. [Melastomataceae]. Most likely Medinilla beddomei C.B.Clarke.

Yes, it is Medinilla beddomei dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant