Mollugo pentaphylla L., Sp. Pl. 1: 89 1753. as per The Plant List Ver. 1.1;

Trigastrotheca pentaphylla (L.) Thulin (syn: Mollugo pentaphylla L.; Pharnaceum pentaphyllum (L.) Spreng.) as per Catalogue of Life
India, Sri Lanka, Micronesia (introduced) (Pohnpei) (introduced)), Singapore
(introduced) as per Catalogue of Life;
 
mol-LOO-go — old name for Galium genus … Dave’s Botanary
pen-tuh-FIL-uh — Greek: penta (five) and phyllum (leaf) … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: African chickweed, five-leaved carpetweedAssamese: পথাৰ সুন্দৰী বন pathara sundarai banaBengali: খেত পাপরা khet-papraGujarati: ઝરસ jharasHindi: चमस chamas, खेत पापड़ khet papar, त्रियष्टि triyashtiKannada: ಪರ್ಪಾಟಕ parpatakaKonkani: कडवी भाजी kadvi bhajiMalayalam: പർപ്പടകപ്പുല്ല് parpadaka pulluMarathi: झरसी jharasiNepali: न्याउली nyauleeSanskrit: चमस chamas, ग्रीष्मसुन्दर grishmasundara, पर्पटक parpataka, त्रियष्टि triyashtiTelugu: వెర్రి చాదరాసి verri chatarasiTulu: ಪರ್ಪಾಟೊ parpato


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on 11th July 08 & 4/8/08 at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai.  Hopefully a bit less fuzzy! – indiantreepix | Google Groups

 

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sharing the images of Hedyotis sp taken from Ranpur, Odisha
Name: Hedyotis ?
Family: Rubiaceae
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild, Grasslands
Place of Collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Odisha


please dont treat this as Hedyotis. After the examination of the live specimen, it appeared to be Mollugo pentaphylla of Aizoaceae family. This was mixed up with my Rubiaceae folder. As i am still in the process of collection of specimens following its identification simultaneously, the mixe up occurred. Thanks to all for the critical feedback which enable me to look at the specimen again and came to the conclusion. One of my friend has also helped me in relook. Finally this is to be treated as Mollugo pentaphylla


Final identification came as a plant which I know, have collected from Morni Hills, but never seen flowers in such beautifully expanded form. Thanks for sharing this, and more than that for identification


 

 

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Requesting to please ID this plant growing wild in a cultivated garden in Mumbai in August 2013.


May be Oldenlandia corymbosa. 


Perhaps Mollugo sp.


To me it is Mollugo pentaphylla.


Thank you … for feedback….

A friend of mine also identified this as Mollugo pentaphylla.


 

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Unknown herb from Kamrup district, Assam :  Attachments (5).  5 posts by 5 authors.
Attached images are unknown herb [Hedyotis sp.(??)] collected from Kamrup district, Assam. Please ID the plant.
Date :21.10.2013
Location: Kamrup district, Assam
Family : Rubiaceae (??)
Genus & species : Unkown
Habitat: Grows wild on road side
Habit : Herb
Flower : Small, white


Perhaps a Mollugo sp.


Mollugo species so far in efi.


it Appears to be Glinus / mollugo species


It may be Mollugo pentaphylla.


 

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Id of Hedyotis sp. from Assam KD 13 Sept. : 5 posts by 5 authors. 6 images.

Attached images may be Hedyotis sp. My earlier upload of same sp. Please ID the plant.  
Date :12.09..2014
Location: Assam
Family : Rubiaceae
Genus & species : Hedyotis sp. 
Habitat: Grows wild on open space
Habit : Herb 


I hope this is Mollugo sp.


Mollugo – species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)   


Mollugo pentaphylla to me.


I agree with … id: Mollugo pentaphylla.


 

 

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Hedyotis sp (?) from Assam-Jan 2014 :  4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
Attached images may be Hedyotis sp or Mollugo sp. Please ID the plant.
Date :31.12.2013
Location: Assam
Family : ?
Genus & species : Hedyotis sp (?) or Mollugo sp.(?)
Habitat: Grows wild on cultivated land
Habit : Small herb


Mollugo pentaphylla as per another thread.


 
Shot on 13/9/09 at Keesaragutta in Rangareddi district of Andhra Pradesh, India. 


I find it more closer to images at Mollugo pentaphylla L. as per the following:
http://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/230394

 

 

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Mollugu pentaphylla (?) with Selaginella bryopteris (?) :  Attachments (5). 8 posts by 3 authors.

On 14/11/09 in Shamirpet in Rangareddi district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

It was in a forest area near the lake & seen under a rock.


I thought that is Glinus sp with Selaginella bryopteris!!


Thanks, Pankaj ji,
As per Forest Flora of A.P., Mollugu stricta & Mollugu pentaphylla are synonyms:
http://forest.ap.nic.in/Forest%20Flora%20of%20Andhra%20Pradesh/files/ff0800.htm
FOC gives illustration for this along with a few Glinus species:
Mollugu stricta is what I thought fits best for my plant.


I further referred to (Flora of Eastern Ghats: hill ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy)
Sorry, correct spelling has to be Mollugo pentaphylla.


Now it is hard to understand  whether it is S. bryopteris or not


Thanks, …, I will forward detailed pictures of S. bryopteris separately when processed, for confirmation


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ARJUL22 Herb for ID :  13 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (2).
Found in Bangalore
13th July


Perhaps a Mollugo sp.


Any portulacaceae 


Close up of leaves- Attachments (1)


There is a related genus- Glinus. Could it be that?


A habit photo clicked on 20th July- Attachments (1)


This is not Glinus, I think, the inflorescence of which “in seemingly axillary cymes” and an assorted illustration might help – http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=51025&flora_id=2.

Basal rosette leaves are like M. nudicaulis Lam. and similar photographs can be found in http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Mollugo_nudicaulis. Yet I think it may be M. stricta L. of FoC or M. pentaphylla L. of FoP or in http://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/230394


looks like a relative of Mollugo… or some of that line nearer to caryophyllales….


I also think closer to images at Mollugo pentaphylla L. as suggested by …


 

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For ID 190713GK : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Kindly help in identification
Herb in wasteland. Solapur
Pictures taken on 11July13


Mollugo??


This is spp. of Mollugo L. (Molluginaceae).
For Identification please follow the key:
1. Leaves cauline and ramal; seeds not strophiolate:  
    2 . Leaves linear; seed coat reticulate …………………………………………. M. cerviana
    2. Leaves elliptic to lanceolate; seed coat granulate …………..……….. …M. pentaphylla
1. All leaves radical; seeds minutely strophiolate  ……………………….….… M. nudicaulis

Mollugo species in efi so far


I also think closer to images at Mollugo pentaphylla L.

Bengali name of Mollugo pentaphylla : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Please help me with the Bengali name of Mollugo pentaphyllakhet-papra in Bangla script.
Reference: Flora of Assam Vol. II

খেত পাপরা


 

Nepali name of Mollugo pentaphylla : 4 posts by 2 authors.
Please help me by validating name written in Devanagari script … न्याउली for Mollugo pentaphylla
Ref: Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal

Yes …


 

Gujarati name for Mollugo pentaphylla : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Please help with local name for Mollugo pentaphylla in Gujarati, if any.

It is known as ઝરસ in Gujarati.


 

 

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via Species‎ > ‎M‎ > Mollugo pentaphylla L. … family: Molluginaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
mol-LOO-go — old name for Galium genusDave’s Botanary
pen-tuh-FIL-uh — Greek: penta (five) and phyllum (leaf) … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: African chickweed, five-leaved carpetweedAssamese: পথাৰ সুন্দৰী বন pathara sundarai banaBengali: খেত পাপরা khet-papraGujarati: ઝરસ jharasHindi: चमस chamas, खेत पापड़ khet papar, त्रियष्टि triyashtiKannada: ಪರ್ಪಾಟಕ parpatakaKonkani: कडवी भाजी kadvi bhajiMalayalam: പർപ്പടകപ്പുല് parpadaka pulluMarathi: झरसी jharasiNepali: न्याउली nyauleeSanskrit: चमस chamas, ग्रीष्मसुन्दर grishmasundara, पर्पटक parpataka, त्रियष्टि triyashtiTelugu: వెర్రి చాదరాసి verri chatarasiTulu: ಪರ್ಪಾಟೊ parpato
botanical names: Mollugo pentaphylla L. … synonyms: no synonym known … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
September 16, 2007 … Valley Park, CBD, Navi Mumbai 

There was a typo in Malayalam name … following is corrected version
Malayalam: പർപ്പടകപ്പുല്ല് parpadaka pullu • 


 
etymology :: खेत पापड़ : 3 posts by 2 authors.
I would like to know about the Hindi name खेत पापड़ (khet papar) for Mollugo pentaphylla
खेत = field; पापड़ = thin, crisp cakes made from flour, that serve as an accompaniment to main meal
The plant could be finding fields as a good habitat; but how does पापड़ fit into the common name ?
Please help me in knowing which aspect of the plant is thin, wafer-like in context of Mollugo pentaphylla.
The name is derived from the Sanskrit name पर्पट parpata for several plants  – having the same meaning.

 

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Location :  Kallar, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. 
Date : 30 October 2018.
Elevation : 500 m.

Habit : Wild.
This is Mollugo pentaphylla from Molluginaceae. Please confirm the ID.

A carpet weed alright but do you see five leaves? i tried but see mostly three. flowers are similar to whats on the net for several Mollugo sp. could be Mollugo cerviana, which is similar with three leaves in a whorl. lets see what experts say


I never saw 5 leaves on that plant either! But if you see the photos at 

no plant has 5 leaves! How did they name it pentaphylla then?  

good question. now everybody has to go to the drawing board as the saying goes’ and seriously read the taxonomy key and also wait for the expert


Yes ma’am. I’ll try to find keys to this plant. May be that should clear some confusions to a certain extent… 


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NSD-21 JUL-2019 : ID-1 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Place : Satpura Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Date: 10 July 2010
Habit: Herb
Habitat : Wild


Mollugo sp.

Molluginaceae

Thanks  a lot for your quick response and ID.
Any idea of species pl.

you’re welcome, sir,

Could be Pentaphylla,

Thanks, …, for the id.
To me also appears close to Mollugo pentaphylla L. as per comparative images at Mollugo

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