Osbeckia zeylanica L.f.;
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 

Herbs, to 8 cm high; branches quadrangular, hispid. Leaves to 1.5 x 0.6 cm, ovate, acute at either ends, serrulate, densely hairy; hairs half adnate, parallel to the midrib above, not adnate below. Flowers solitary or 2-3 together, terminal or upper axillary; pedicels 1.5 mm long; calyx tube 5 mm long, densely covered with tufted bristles, bristles 3-6 together, to 7 mm long, lobes 4 mm long, acuminate, ciliate; petals 5 x 4 mm, obovate, glabrous; anthers 4 mm long, acuminate; style 3 mm long. Seeds 0.3 x 0.3 mm, obovoid, muriculate.

Flowering and fruiting: November-February
Wet grassy areas in moist deciduous forests
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka


Images by A.Shivaprakash, Identified by Satish Phadke (Inserted by J.M.Garg) 




Osbeckia zeylanica : Attachments (5). 3 posts by 3 authors. 

please find attached photos of Osbeckia zeylanica, photographed at foothills of Wadgal Ranganathaswamy hills, near Bannur.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful flower
The features seen in your picture suggestive of Osbeckia zeylanica are
The flowers are 4-5 petalled. The stamens are truncate and beaked at the apex. They are equal (Unequal in Melastoma). The leaves are long and elliptic. The plant is hairy. If the hair are less than 0.1cm it is Osbeckia zeylanica; if more than 0.1 cm it can be Osbeckia parviflora.
Bye the way for those who may not know….
zeylanica, zeylanicum, zeylanicus means: of or from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) (L.) [zai-LAHN-i-kûm]


osbeckia zeylanica : 2 posts by 1 author.
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Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (Osbeckia zeylanica L.f.) 

Osbeckia chinensis L. and O. zeylanica L.f. (Melastomataceae) – Jstor  (Osbeckia zeylanica L.f.)

Flickr (Osbeckia zeylanica L.f.) 

Encyclopedia of Life (Specimen) (Osbeckia zeylanica L.f.)

India Biodiversity Portal (Osbeckia zeylanica Steud. ex Naudin)

The Plant List (Osbeckia zeylanica Steud. ex Naudin- Unresolved)

plant illustrations (Osbeckia zeylanica Steud. ex Naudin)

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