Reinwardtia indica Dumort., Comment. Bot. 19 19 1822. (syn. Kittelocharis trigyna (Rchb.) Alef.; Linum cicanobum Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don; Linum repens Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don; Linum trigynum Roxb.; Macrolinum trigynum Rchb.; Reinwardtia trigyna (Roxb.) Planch.);
Yellow Flax, Golden girl • Hindi: बसंती Basanti • Nepali: प्याउली Pyauli;
Up to 1 m tall, branches erect, leaves elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, 3-7.5 cm long, 0.7-2.8 cm broad, flowers yellow, approximately 3 cm across.
¿ Reinwardtia look-a-like ? – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 13 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
Attached 2 photos of a plant whose habit is growing from crevices of stone-walls of forts, temples &c at high elevation, say 2000 ft.
I have come across this plant twice: last was Jan’08 at Mahabaleswar temple and this time in Dec’08 at Raigad fort.
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It looks alike reinwardtia indica.
… no, I do not think it to be Reinwardtia indica which is seen to bloom in large bunches.
These are comparatively smaller blooms, and this small herbaceous plant has the peculiar habit of growing in rock / wall crevices.
Correct me if R. indica suits to dual habitats and behaves accordingly.
You have valid reasons, which i’m unable to response. Would request seniors to take call.
The pictures posted by me look to be similar to yours Ided by … as Reinwardtia indica
Agreed … only concern is the habitat and the size.
I am under the impression that R. indica grows on slopes as an erect subshrub, and the flowers are about 1.5 – 2 inches across.
Plant in my photos, are growing on fort (or temple) walls .. and the flowers are just about 0.75 – 1 inch across.
Is it possible that R. indica adapts to such habitat, exhibiting stunted growth ?
Most probably appears to be like that……….
OK … I am almost convinced.
I will be happy to get any of our friends give another validation.
I was quite intrigued by this plant of yours. However with this kind of yellow flowers with reddish nectar line in the throat, it can’t be anything else I know. True that Reinwardtia indica normally has an erect habit, but most often it is grazed by animals and is found in a prostrate state.
Thank you very much … thoroughly convinced now …
Planted and growing wild aspects certainly influence the plant’s form.
Kalatope id al240311a: 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
A beautiful flower encounter..
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Yes this is Reinwardtia indica family Linaceae
15.11.10S.P.7: Pl. identify following plant.
Reinwardtia trigyna 281011PD02 Flora of Orissa: Name of the plant:
Place of collection: Karlapat wildlife sanctuary, Kalahandi, Orissa and Mahendragiri hills in Gajapati district of Orissa
Altitude: 450m above msl
Habit: Herb to under shrub
Habitat: In wild, Moist deciduous to semi-evergreen forest, mostly in riperian zone
Description:Up to 1 m tall, branches erect, leaves elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, 3-7.5 cm long, 0.7-2.8 cm broad, flowers yellow, approximately 3 cm across.
REINWARDTIA INDICA: Attaching an image of Reinwardtia indica. The plant is in bloom at this time of the year. It is known as BASANTI in Hindi and Bangla.
SYMBIOSIS : 93: Attaching the image of the 93rd member of the series. In this a Common Small Flat butterfly is on the flower of Reinwardtia indica.
SYMBIOSIS :94: Attaching the 94th member of the series. In this image a Onespot Grassyellow butterfly is on the flower of Reinwardtia indica.
reinwardtia indica: reinwardtia indica, family linaceae
it was growing commonly amongst thorns in the low hills around chakki mor
second week of march
Yes, This small, sub-erect or spreading herb is a common sight of the hills, especially near cultivated fields…nice photographs.
SYMBIOSIS : 95: Attaching an image of the 95th member of the series. In this a Redbase Jezebel is on the flower of Reinwardtia indica.
plant for ID from Bandhavgarh:
This plant is growing along the road side in Bandhavgarh National Park near Siddh baba Temple.
It’s a small bush height up to 50-60 cms, leaves avout 8-10 cm long,
may i request u all to please help in ID.
Please check Reinwardtia indica of Linaceae.
I agree with Reinwardtia indica.
Today is Basant Panchami, a day to worship Goddess Saraswati, and to declare arrival of “spring”.
In Himalayan hills of Uttarakhand arrival of spring is declared by blooming flowers of “Pheunli” scientifically known as Reinwardtia indica Dumort. (Linaceae).
Its yellow flowers on the walls of terraced crop fields are familiar sight in lower and mid hills.
This flower is deep rooted in the culture, folklore and songs of the hills.
Enclosing here a picture of this beautiful native flower.
I saw and photographed them last year, but did not know about there cultural significance
Wild Flower For ID : Yellow : Uttarakhand : 130413 : AK-1 : Attachments (2). 7 posts by 4 authors.
Yellow flower, growing wild at Jim Corbett Waterfall on 24/3/13.
I hope Reinwardtia-indica
Yes it is Reinwardtia-indica
Also found on some forts in western ghats.
Wild Flower For ID : Yellow : Uttarakhand : 210413 : AK-1 : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 3 authors.
A single wild flower seen on way to Nainital on 23/3/13.
Flower resembles Reinwardtia indica, but the leaves are different.
It Reinwardtia indica only, the leaves may be from different plants
Flower is of Reinwardtia indica but leaves in back ground are of Rumex hastatus and Lantana camara.
29052013 ASP 34 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Can you please ID this short annual ornamental plant that grows to about 0.5m high with clusters of bright yellow flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Dec 2011
Reinwardtia indica of Acanthaceae
Request flower ID (x-13) : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Requesting id of this flower (picture taken at Kaas in late Sep, 2012).
If the flower is very small… Likely to be Linum sp.
… also good possibility of Reinwardtia indica, native of Himalayas.
Yes, Reinwardtia indica, Linaceae..
Plant from Bandhavgarh Ntl Park. : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 3 authors.
This plant is flowering in Bandhavgarh in moist rocky area. I photographed it two days back. (26.11.13)
Because of restiction of getting down from the park I could not photograph it properly.
Morni Hills 2014: Reinwardtia indica:: NS March 04 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6).
This is also in flowering these days (1.3.14) on dry hillocks along road sides…
these pics are from Morni Hills area in Panchkula, Haryana
Very good fresh flowers. The crispness of these flowers is unique.
Yes, … the flowering season has just begun, thus they look fresh…
MS Nov.2014/011 for ID : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Mamit, Mizoram
Altitude : c.900 m.
Date : 25-11-2014
Habit : Ascending or straggling herb or shrub
Habitat : Wild
I hope this is Reinwardtia indica …
Yellow Flax?/ABDEC09 : 10 posts by 5 authors. 3 images.
I have seen two specimens of this flower growing on the ground. These photos again were taken on my phone yesterday. Could it be the Yellow Flax—Reinwardtia indica?
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
3 December 2014
nice informative pics
but what ‘s on the leaves? dirt snow or liitle dense cobwebs
Thanks … It’s definitely not snow. More likely cobwebs…
It is Reinwardtia indica
Thank you … I see several more blooming now.
I saw the only sample growing on the wall above Mcleodganj today. For your reference
Reinwardtia indica- Basanti. It is the first to flower in winters in hills. The leaves of 2nd photograph seem to be infested with something. The paste of its leaves is applied to heal fire burns by local healers.
These are still growing steadily in good numbers. Thought I will share this cluster on a nearby wall.
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
22 March 2015
This winter I spotted my first Flax on 17 November but it could have come out earlier and escaped my notice. Throughout December they appeared on the slopes in small numbers but they seem to be blossoming faster now (2.1.16) and I see new florets every day on my walks. They are mildly aromatic and very fragile. I haven’t yet managed to carry one home undamaged. The five petals which are joint at the base come detached from the calyx easily.
I am attaching a few images here. The leaves seem to be few in numbers on the plants.
SYMBIOSIS : 710 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
SYMBIOSIS : 820 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching an image of a male Leopard Lace Wing on the flower of Reinwardita indica. The butterfly is just released from the pupa. Empty case of the pupa is next to the butterfly.
Reinwardtia indica ABJAN01/08 : 17 posts by 3 authors. 14 images.
Each day I find more flower heads on my walks now. I brought a sample home holding it carefully as the flowers are very fragile and fall off easily. I made a detailed study and am sharing here with you. Please advise if I have made a mistake in my identification.
Reinwardtia indica—Yellow Flax
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
14 January 2016
A interesting study, shows great perseverance. Another interesting feature of Reinwardtia is that about half of the plants bear flowers that are ‘pin’ type (where pistils are larger than stamens and protruding) and the remaining half bear flowers that are ‘thrum’ type (where pistils are short and stamens are protruding). It is always a fun to re-confirm this feature and photograph flowers of these two types.
Thank you … It will be exciting to find the pin type flower and photograph it too. I will report back in a day or two (hopefully with photographs).
Wonderful presentation, …
Any way to get urls of these pictures so that these can be incorporated in efi site, when ever required.
Thank you … Will these photo not be on efloraofindia emails anyway? I do not have a blog or a website, so have no other urls. If there is another way, please let me know and I will do the needful.
Thanks, … I find in other posts, attachments are there.
Whenever any thread is opened in efi group (not in emails) e.g. this one in the thread (efi thread), we can click on these attachment, which have a unique url for each image. These urls can be used to embed pictures in our website without consuming any extra space.
But that I am unable to find these urls in your post (though they visually look much better as pictures are imbedded in the thread or mail itself.
I think this is Apple Mail quirk which embeds the photos instead of attaching them. I have changed a preference in the programme and hope that my last message (Impatiens..) arrives with photos as attachments. Please check.
Thanks, … I think no
Pl. see efi thread
Oh no! That’s unfortunate. I am sending this using the web browser to login. I am attaching one photo as a test. Please confirm.
Thanks, … This one is working.
And this one using a different setting in the Apple Mail preferences. Sending a different picture to avoid confusion. Please confirm is both/one of them work properly.
Thanks, … This one is not working.
I will try and use mail in web browser whenever possible in future. What shall we do about earlier photos that you want to insert in genera pages? Please advise.
Generally there are many photos from different threads.
So, what ever best are available, we use through Urls.
I found a Reinwardtia indica seed pod the other day and a few others in following days. I am yet to collect one to check what it contains. In the meantime here is the pod (I am not even sure if it is the correct name for it); 1 image.
Thanks, … I think I have not seen any such photograph earlier.
very detailed. I was wondering what were you using to get the close up that shows a black round ring (in two of your original pictures in this thread.???)
… is the url for one of the pictures above embedded in the text (not an attachment.) is this what you wanted?
Thank you … The black rings are due to my using a cheap magnifying loupe (designed for currency check and available for about 300 rupees) in front of my camera phone for instant enlargement. My microscope has been kaput for a while and I have no other means to get close.
Gadget Hero’s Pocket 60X Magnifying Loupe With LED & UV Light For Currency Checking Mag… amazon
The one at above link is even cheaper but the same device.
nice use of a currency checker . a right brain use gadget for a very left brain beauty project. i love it and thanks for the link.
may be we all should have one. both brains can use it
Reinwardtia indica Dumortier : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location: Relli River,Kalimpong, India
Date: 24 May 2017
Altitude: 2000 ft.
Requesting ID of this ornamental : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Seen at Santiniketan, West Bengal.
I think it may be Reinwardtia indica…
I too believe it to be Reinwardtia indica.
I have checked. The id is correct.
Reinwardtia indica Dumort. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 450 kb each.
Location: Telkot, Nagarkot, Nepal
Date: 27 October 2018
Elevation: 5000 ft.
Habit : Wild
Surprisingly POWO not showing distribution in Nepal.
Request for identification of an ornamental herb : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) – 3 mb.
Submitting request for identification of an ornamental herb from Chalakkara, Mahe. The plant was photographed in January 2020.
Reinwardtia indica !
Reinwardtia : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
R. indica ??
Awesome photographs. I endorse the ID by …
SK 2858 05 January 2021: 10 very high resolution images.
Date: November 2020
Habitat : Wild
Reinwardtia sp. about 2m. plus tall.
For me the I D by … is correct.
I have noticed maximum height of plant as 1 m. but it is 2m. plus which is confusing!
Matheran, MH :: Reinwardtia indica :: ARK2021-006: 5 images.
Seen these lovely flowers at Matheran, an hill station near Mumbai, MH in the last week of December 2020.
Reinwardtia indica: 1 high res. image.
Location: Rajouri, jandk
Date: 12 Feb 2019
Reinwardtia indica only,