Osbeckia muralis Naud., Ann. Sc. Nat. Ser. 3.14:56. 1850. (Syn. O. truncata D.Don Ex White & Arn.);
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os-BEK-ee-uh — named for Swedish explorer and naturalist Pehr Osbeck … Dave’s Botanary
mur-AH-liss — found growing on walls … Dave’s Botanary
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commonly known as: wall osbeckiaKannada: ಅಕ್ಕ ಜೋಗಿ ಗಿಡ akka jogi gida, ಗಿಡ್ಡ ನೆಕ್ಕರೆ gidda nekkare, ಗಿಡ್ಡ ನೆಕ್ಕರಿಕ gidda nekkarikaMalayalam: ചെന്തുമ്പ centumpa, ചെറുകുളത്തി cherukulathi, കുഞ്ഞതിരാണി kunjathiraniMarathi: गुलबेकी gulbekiSanskrit: तिनीशः tinisahTamil: செந்தும்பை cen-tumpaiTelugu: బురద అల్లి burada alliTulu: ದೈ ನೆಕ್ಕರೆ dai nekkare
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Native to: s India, Sri Lanka
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Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2007)- (Description & Keys- Osbeckia muralis, virgata, stellata, chinensis & zeylanica)
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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
Western Ghats
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Osbeckia muralis:  Osbeckia muralis
Marathi name: Gulbeki
At Sagargad, Alibag
29 Sept, 2011


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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.


Very strange.
muralis means one that grows on walls. There are on ground :))


Wow, …, actually I have seen them growing on ridges along roadsides and forest trek paths where some canopy gap is available.


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Osbeckia muralis:  Came across this small herb at “Prabalgad- Matheran Valley” (Maharashtra).
Bot. name: Osbeckia muralis
Family: Melastomataceae.
Date/Time: 16-09-2012 / 11:00AM



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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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Id Please – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Id Please
Small herb hieght up to 4-5 inches photographed at Sagargad, Alibag
11 Sep, 2009

Osbeckia sp.


Appears close to images at Osbeckia muralis Naud.



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via Species‎ > ‎O‎ > Osbeckia muralis Naud. … family: Melastomataceae a.k.a. Melastomaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
os-BEK-ee-uh — named for Swedish explorer and naturalist Pehr OsbeckDave’s Botanary
mur-AH-liss — found growing on wallsDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: wall osbeckiaKannada: ಅಕ್ಕ ಜೋಗಿ ಗಿಡ akka jogi gida, ಗಿಡ್ಡ ನೆಕ್ಕರೆ gidda nekkare, ಗಿಡ್ಡ ನೆಕ್ಕರಿಕ gidda nekkarikaMalayalam: ചെന്തുമ്പ centumpa, ചെറുകുളത്തി cherukulathi, കുഞ്ഞതിരാണി kunjathiraniMarathi: गुलबेकी gulbekiSanskrit: तिनीशः tinisahTamil: செந்தும்பை cen-tumpaiTelugu: బురద అల్లి burada alliTulu: ದೈ ನೆಕ್ಕರೆ dai nekkare
botanical names: Osbeckia muralis Naud. … synonyms: Osbeckia muralis var. kurzii (C.B.Clarke) K.K.Khanna • Osbeckia truncata var. kurzii C.B.Clarke • Osbeckia zeylanica Steud. ex Naud. … Catalogue of Life
September 25, 2010 … Sarasgad, near Pali


You are great. Today I learnt the meaning of MURALIS :).



11 Identify weed plant : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Please identify the weed flower.
Name of plant:
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District(far east), Kerala PIN:686671
Date:18.10.2020, 10.15am
Altitude:1700msl
Habitat: wild moisture wall
Plant habit: upwards or hanging, annual
Height:01 Feet
Leaves shape: oval tip
Flower diameter: 13mm, violet, non fragrant.

Osbeckia muralis Naudin !



Requesting a herb id- 121021SB1: 2 high res. images.

10/10/2021
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



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References:
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.)

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