Murdannia crocea subsp. ochracea (Dalzell) Faden, Kew Bull. 32: 188 1977. (Syn: Aneilema ochraceum Dalzell; Dichaespermum ochraceum (Dalzell) Hassk.; Dichaespermum repens Wight; Murdannia ochracea (Dalzell) G.Brückn.; Phaeneilema ochraceum (Dalzell) G.Brückn.);
Erect or diffuse herbs to 30 cm long, rooting at lower nodes. Leaves 1.2-5 x 0.7-1.8 cm, ovate-oblong or lanceolate, base subamplexicaule, apex acute or subacute; sheath to 1 cm long. Flowers axillary, 1-4 together; pedicels to 8 mm long, jointed below the middle. Sepals 3, c. 3 mm long, oblong. Petals 3, brownish-yellow, ovate, obtuse. Capsule 3.5-5 x 2-2.5 mm, oblong, obtuse. Seeds angular, dark brown, rugose.
Sandy marshy areas
Peninsular India (Endemic)
DV – 02OCT10 – 1027 :: tiny pale-orange Murdannia : Attachments (4). 6 posts by 5 authors.
Another pale orange Murdannia … querying for ID because cannot see the usual black anthers.
Just to add, crocea means saffron coloured.
Shrikant ji, in your FFOS, Murdannia crocea has three black anthered filaments which are missing in the flower here.
This may be Murdannia crocea subsp. ochracea.
Actually I have seen number of populations and I found colour character as well as enantiostyly is not constant need to detailed analysis and one thing I want to mention about these single flowered or fascicled cinicinnus species are stands too far from Murdannia’ s which expected and to Royle.
Murdannia crocea subspecies ochracea : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Species- Murdannia crocea subspecies ochracea
Family – Commelinaceae (deyflower family)
Habit – small herb smiliar to M. versicolor but differ by having small habit, more ovate leaves, white antherodes and biseriate seeds in a locule
Habitat – Grassland in hills or plateau
Place – Rajmachi fort , Lonavala , Maharashtra
Date – September 11 / 2011
Flowering – august to september
Identification credit : Mayur Nandikar (Kolahpur)
Vow… what a lovely yellow flower.
murdannia for id. no.120216sn1 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Kindly help in Id.
date/time Aug 15
Murdannia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
Apparently look likes Murdannia crocea subsp. ochracea