REDISCOVERY OF OSBECKIA TRUNCATA D. DON EX WIGHT & ARN. (MELASTOMACEAE) IN BANGLADESH by MOHAMMAD ZASHIM UDDIN*, MD FAKHRUL ALAM AND MD ABUL HASSAN- Bangladesh J. Bot. 40(1): 101-103, 2011 (June) – Short communication-
Abstract : Osbeckia truncata D. Don ex Wight & Arn., (Melastomaceae) rediscovered after more than one hundred years from Fashiakhali wildlife sanctuary of Chakaria Upazila of Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh.
Keys of South Indian Species at efi thread
Species with description &
Osbeckia myrtifolia Blume (No distribution given)
Osbeckia nepalensis var. albiflora Lindley (No distribution in
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2007)- (Description & Keys)–
In Osbeckia– stamens are equal in length and shape, but in Melastoma– stamens are unequal in length and shape.
If Hypanthium (calyx Cup) 4–7 mm long……..1. Osbeckia chinensis
2. Osbeckia nutans
If Hypanthium 10–23 mm long:
Lamina 17–25 mm long………………………….. 3. Osbeckia capitata
Lamina 40–130 mm long:
Flowers 5-merous………………………………. 4. Osbeckia nepalensis
Flowers 4-merous……………………………….. 5. Osbeckia stellata
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details-
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details-
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with keys–
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Brief details-
Osbeckia (Melastomataceae) : 1 post by 1 author.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Osbeckia (Pl. click).
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
Osbeckia page with images of species in efloraofindia : 2 posts by 1 author.
Pl. go through Osbeckia page with images of species in efloraofindia.
If there is any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
yes, nice looking page!
Osbeckia (Melastomataceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia : 2 posts by 1 author.
If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.
Lot of thanks to Prashob ji, who is a research scholar in Department of Botany, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Devagiri
Medical College P.O., Kozhikode District, Kerala and about to submit his doctoral thesis on Genus Osbeckia in India.
I request him to further check up comparative images at the given link as above and point out any further mistakes.
If he requires any of the images, we would be happy to help him in this matter.
Sir, will check and let you know, i am busy with some collection trip