Murdannia edulis (Stokes) Faden, Taxon 29: 77 1980. (syn. Aneilema formosanum N.E.Br.; Aneilema loureiroi Hance [Illegitimate]; Aneilema loureiroi var. horsfieldii C.B.Clarke; Aneilema multiscaposum Lauterb.; Aneilema platyphyllum Merr.; Aneilema scapiflorum (Roxb.) Kostel.; Aneilema scapiflorum (Roxb.) Wight ..; Aneilema serotinum D.Don ex C.B.Clarke; Aneilema tuberosum Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. [Invalid]; Commelina edulis Stokes; Commelina scapiflora Roxb.; Commelina spicata Steud.; Commelina tuberosa Lour. [Illegitimate]; Murdannia formosana (N.E.Br.) K.S.Hsu; Murdannia loureiroi (Hance) R.S.Rao & Kammathy [Illegitimate]; Murdannia multiscaposa (Lauterb.) G.Brückn.; Murdannia scapiflora (Roxb.) Royle; Phaeneilema multiscaposum (Lauterb.) G.Brückn.; Phaeneilema scapiflorum (Roxb.) G.Brückn.);
Common name: Edible Dewflower 

Flowering and fruiting: November-January

Himalayas, Peninsular India and Sri Lanka



Murdannia edulis
collected in June 2008
Cilonda trail, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai
Murdannia edulis (Stokes) Faden in Taxon 29: 77, 1980; Sharma et al, Fl. Mah. 3: 171, 2001; Pradhan et al, Fl. SGNP. 616, 2005.
Synonyms: Commelina edulis Stokes, Bot. Materia Med. 1: 184, 1812. M. loureirii (Hance) Rolla Rao & Kammathy in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb.
25: 184, 1964. M. scapiflora (Roxb.) Royle, III. Bot. Himal. 403, t. 95, 1839. Aneilema scapiflorum (Roxb.) Kostel, Allg. Med. Pharm. Fl.
1: 127, 1831; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 375, 1892; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay 3: 295, 1958 (Repr.). 


Murdannia edulis from Uttarakhand : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 5 authors.
Murdannia edulis (Stokes) Fadden (Commelinaceae) is a frequent perennial herb in submontane and montane Himalaya in Uttarakhand.
Flowers are larger than other species here and born on a leafless stalk. Leaves are in basal rosette (marked with arrow) and may appear with flower or later.

Too beautiful flowers, the same species, used by Royle to describe the genus Murdannia. Thank you for sharing.  



Murdannia edulis (Stokes) Fadden : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 1 mb each. 

Murdannia edulis (Stokes) Fadden
Place : Chilkigarh,  Jhargram, WB
Date : April 2020
Forest floor full of this species now in this seasons

it is correct. This is the only Murdannia species flowers in May and June!!



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