Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Verbenaceae- Priva leptostachya: Came across this herb at Devgiri-Daulatabad fort (26-12-09).
Bot. name: Priva leptostachya
Family: Verbenaceae 




Hydnocarpus pentandra (Chaulmoogra): (mixed thread): 1 correct image as above.
Pl. find the attached file contain few photos for ID. The bugs along with the fruits are from Hydnocarpus pentandra (Chaulmoogra) any one can help in id. of the bugs?
Location: Anaikatti, Coimbatore, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu
Alt: 650 MSL

Flowers During June, July ,2011.

The first picture (adai otti) is of Priva leptostachya, and the last one is of Asystasia gangetica.



Herb for Id from Panipat- 2012: Please help me to reach to identification of this small, delicate herbaceous plant, shot today from near Panipat, (looks like Stachytarpheta australis ?), I wonder what this can be …

Yes think this is Stachytarpheta cayennensis (Syn: Stachytarpheta australis f. albiflora).

I think this should be Priva cordifolia

Yes I agree with …, Priva cordifolia

Thanks a lot … for suggesting the id and … for reconfirmation…. I am not sure about how did this come here…does not look like any plant having a potential for being ornamental…very small inconspicuous flowers and prostrate habit…this surely does not qualify for any ornamental herb…any information about its nativity please…thanks again for id…




This herb was recorded from Panipat, few years back, I am to see this again..
Please help to reach id, this was tentatively identitfied as Stachytarpheta australis.. please give your opinion !!

Priva cordifolia as per another thread: Herb for Id from Panipat- 2012 




On 16/8/08 near Talakona forest, AP; Devgiri-Daulatabad fort (26-12-09); For Id 270808JM1 – indiantreepix | Google Groups For ID-281209PKA3 – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Id request of a herb : 11 posts by 3 authors. 4 images- 1 to 6 mb each.
Request for identification of a herb from Coimbatore. Photographed in September 2019

Striga sp. ??

Priva cordifolia 


Is this too Priva cordifolia??

Yes it’s …



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