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Osbeckia chinensis L.


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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


 
Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Osbeckia
aspera
(L.) Blume var. aspera
Shrub Western Ghats,
Evergreen Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Sauliere, 1914
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Kanniyakumari, Theni, Tirunelveli
Osbeckia aspera (L.) Blume var. travancorica (Bedd. ex gamble)
Hansen
Under shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Hansen, 1977
Coimbatore,
Nilgiri
Osbeckia aspera (L.) Blume var. wightiana (Benth ex Wight &
Arn.) Trimen
Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri, Kanniyakumari, Theni, Tirunelveli
Osbeckia brachystemon Naud. Herb Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Hansen, 1977
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri, Tirunelveli
Osbeckia buxifolia Arn. Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Fischer, 1921; Gamble, 1920
Coimbatore,
Tirunelveli
Osbeckia gracilis Bedd. Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri, Theni, Tirunelveli
Osbeckia leschenaultiana DC. Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri, Tirunelveli
Osbeckia muralis Naud. Herb Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Matthew, 1983
Coimbatore,
Nilgiri, Tirunelveli, Theni
Osbeckia parvifolia Arn. Herb Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Nilgiri
Osbeckia reticulata Bedd. Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Hansen, 1977
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Tirunelveli
Osbeckia rubicunda Arn. Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Gamble, 1920
Tirunelveli
Osbeckia stellata Buch. – Ham. ex Ker-Gawl.
var. hispidissima
(Wight) Hansen
Under
shrub
Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983;Fishcer, 1921
Coimbatore
Osbeckia stellata Buch. – Ham. ex Ker-Gawl.
var. rostrata (D. Don)
Hansen
Shrub Western
Ghats, Moist Deciduous Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Gamble, 1957
Dindigul
Osbeckia tirunelvelica Manickam &
Murugan
Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests, Endemic
Manickam,
V.S. & Murugan, C. 2001
Tirunelveli
Osbeckia virgata D. Don ex Wight & Arn. Under
shrub
Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Matthew, 1983; Wight & Arn, 1834
Coimbatore,
Nilgiri, Salem, Tiruchchirappalli, Tirunelveli
Osbeckia wynaadensis Clarke Shrub Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Hansen, 1977; Balasubramanian, 1972
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri
Osbeckia zeylanica L f.  Herb Plains,
Moist Localities
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts

 


 
 

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name











































Osbeckia aspera Melastoma asperum, Osbeckia wightiana Melastomataceae Rough Osbeckia
Osbeckia cupularis Melastomataceae Cup Osbeckia
Osbeckia leschenaultiana Osbeckia truncata, Osbeckia coronata Melastomataceae Leschenault’s Osbeckia
Osbeckia muralis Osbeckia truncata var. kurzii, Osbeckia zeylanica Melastomataceae Wall Osbeckia
Osbeckia nepalensis Osbeckia speciosa Melastomataceae Nepal Osbeckia
Osbeckia octandra Melastoma octandrum, Asterostoma octandra Melastomataceae Eight Stamen Osbeckia
Osbeckia parvifolia Melastomataceae Small-Leaf Osbeckia
Osbeckia reticulata Melastomataceae Giant Osbeckia
Osbeckia stellata Melastomataceae Starry Osbeckia

 
Osbeckia myrtifolia Blume (No distribution given)
 
Osbeckia nepalensis var. albiflora Lindley (No distribution in
India)

 
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.


 

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!


 

Pl. go through Osbeckia ‎(‎‎‎‎‎Melastomataceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

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


  

 
 
 

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