Osbeckia muralis Naud., Ann. Sc. Nat. Ser. 3.14:56. 1850. (Syn. O. truncata D.Don Ex White & Arn.);
Erect herbs; stem 4-angled, laxly villous. Leaves 1-3.5x 0.8-2 cm, elliptic to oblong, base rounded to obtuse, apex acute, chartaceous, densely pubescent with long hairs on both sides, 3-ribbed; petiole to 6 mm long. Flowers few in terminal cymose clusters, 4-merous, c. 1.5 cm across. Calyx tube 2-4 mm wide, cupular, ribbed, long-simple hairy; lobes 4, 2-4 mm long, triangular, stellately bristly at apex. Petals pink, 4-6 x 3-4 mm, ovate. Stamens 8; anthers 2-4 mm long, ovate-oblong, apex truncate. Ovary 4-locular, apically with many erect bristles. Capsule 4-6 mm long, globose. Seeds many, minute.
Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Rocky areas in moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Osbeckia muralis: Osbeckia muralis
Marathi name: Gulbeki
At Sagargad, Alibag
29 Sept, 2011
Osbeckia muralis Naudin of Melastomataceae family.
Photographed from Sringeri, Karnataka 3 days back.
Probably the smallest among all Osbeckia spp.
Plant height is hardly 10cm sometimes reaches 15cm. Sometimes branched
Flowers are small.
Very Little Osbeckia
Nice photographs ! These are mine.
Wow, …, actually I have seen them growing on ridges along roadsides and forest trek paths where some canopy gap is available.
Please identify this species of Melastoma : Attachments (1). 7 posts by 4 authors.
At Shahapur on the banks of my stream. Is this a species of Melastoma?
This is Osbeckia sp.
I think this represents Osbeckia cupularis Don
This is O. muralis.
… adding coomon names of Osbeckia muralis … the wall osbeckia • Marathi: गुलबेकी gulbeki • Tamil: செந்தும்பை cen-tumpai • Telugu: బురద అల్లి burada alli
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Small herb hieght up to 4-5 inches photographed at Sagargad, Alibag
11 Sep, 2009
Appears close to images at Osbeckia muralis Naud.
Names of Plants in India :: Osbeckia muralis Naud. : 6 posts by 4 authors. 1 image.
You are great. Today I learnt the meaning of MURALIS :).
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Please identify the weed flower.
Name of plant:
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District(far east), Kerala PIN:686671
Habitat: wild moisture wall
Plant habit: upwards or hanging, annual
Leaves shape: oval tip
Flower diameter: 13mm, violet, non fragrant.
Osbeckia muralis Naudin !
Requesting a herb id- 121021SB1: 2 high res. images.
Herb with exceptionally beautiful flowers found growing amidst ferns in a rocky boulder.
IISER campus adjoining Agasthyamalai biosphere reserve.
Flowers are purple, tetramerous. Leaves are densely hairy.
Osbeckia muralis Naudin
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (Osbeckia muralis Naud. Syn. O. truncata D.Don Ex White & Arn.)
India Biodiversity Portal (Osbeckia muralis Naud. syn. Osbeckia truncata var. kurzii, Osbeckia zeylanica)
The Plant List (Unresolved)