Rhynchoglossum notonianum (Wall.) B.L.Burtt , Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 24: 170 1962 (Syn. Wulfenia notoniana Wall.);
East Indian Klugia • Marathi: Neel;


request for identification – flower in silent valley on mossy wet rock:
These small flowers were right next to them – but they do not seem to be the ones with the rounded leaves …

-Yeah very common at my place atleast:):)

Rhyncoglossum notonianum:  Rhyncoglossum notonianum of
Date/Time-                                                  03-08-2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-                    Punneckad (my home garden), Ernakulam Dist, Kerala
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-              Streams and rocky area of Evergreen and Semi evergreen forest is     the Natural habitat
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-        Herb
Height/Length-                                            about 30-60cm
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-                          Simple
Inflorescence Type/ Size-                            Terminal racemes
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-            medium, Dark blue (petals) with yellow throat
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-                 Small
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.-  Very good for garden

This species comes under the family Gesneriaceae.



Please help me to identify this Acanthaceae member found near water streams in southern western ghats. Height of plant goes up to 25cm and leaves up to 10cm longer; inflorescence 4cm longer.
Date: 02 Aug 2012
Alt.: 1050m asl
Place: Solayar, Valparai, TN
Habitat: near water stream and mud walls on road

Yes it is Rhyncoglossum notonianum of Gesneriaceae family.
efi thread

Rhynchoglossum notonianum (= Klugia notonianum)

Many thanks for the identification. This plant is Rhynchoglossum notonianum (Wall) Burtt from Gesneriaceae.

Yes, Rhynchoglossum notonianum, East Indian Klugia.
Commonly seen in moist areas in the western ghats in Kerala, especially on wet rock faces near
waterfalls along with many impatiens species
It is a good indicator species for wetness.
Delicate and beautiful flowers.
One of my favorite flowers. Thank you for sharing.

Sreevilliputhur 170713 TBN 1 for id (mixed thread): 1 correct image as above.  5 posts by 3 authors.

Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date           : 16.04.13                                                             
Location     :Sreevilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel sanctuary, Western ghats, Virudhunagar dt, Tamilnadu
Altitude      :3000ft
Habitat        :wild Evergreen forest
Habit           :climber/shrub on a rocky waterfall
Height         :2 to 4 ft
Leaves         :?deeply cordate/ Peltate
Flowers       :pink
Fruits           :not seen

I am seeing two different plants in first photograph. One is some Begonia sp. and second one looks like Rhynchoglossum sp…

I am sorry. I meant the plant adjacent to the waterfall. Shall send the second one separately.

… is correct. There are two plants: One is Begonia fallax and the other one is Rhynchoglossum notonianum (Gesneriaceae)

Rhynchoglossum notonianum :  Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Seen this herb at Sudhagad Fort and also en-route Vishalgad Fort.
Bot. name: Rhynchoglossum notonianum
Family: Gesneriaceae

… this is another nice find. Not found commonly.


Rhynchoglossum notonianum, Amboli ghat : Attachments (4).  2 posts by 2 authors.
Rhynchoglossum notonianum,
Amboli ghat, Maharashtra
last week (9.12.13)

Thanks for this upload too …, I previously had seen one species of Rhynchoglossum

Flora of Kaiga_ID_Please_30092015 PK2 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Pl see attached two pics of herb for ID.
Flora of Kaiga ID_Please_30092015 PK2
Date/Time-:29/09/2015   –    15:30,
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb

Rhynchoglossum notonianum
Family Gesneriaceae

Blue flower id request : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Plant on the way from periyar to kanyakumari… State Kerala.
October 2015,

Blue flower. Kindly see the leaf base..


Garden Flower for ID : Sri Lanka : 050711 : AK-1:
Taken at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Peradeniya,Sri Lanka on the 17th
of Nov, 2010.
A garden plant…have just one picture with me.

This might have collected and planted. This is a wild plant, Small Flowered RhynchoglossumRhynchoglossum obliquum of Gesneriaceae family


ANDEC32 Please identify this herb : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
November 2014

Rhynchoglossum sp (Family: Gesneriaceae)..

Rhynchoglossum notonianum

Thank you … …, the herb in the post titled ‘ANDEC39 Please identify this herb Rhynchoglossum notonianum’ also identified by you seems to differ from the one uploaded in this thread. Can you please take a look?-

Yes, a species of Rhynchoglossum. Not sure about the species.


Fwd: flower identification (missed thread): 11 posts by 4 authors.
kindly help me id this flower
1 close to a waterfall near Vagamon, Kerala
2 Wild flower
3. Herb
4. approx 9″
5. leaves acuminate
6. Flowers blue
6. Prominent lower petal

Attachments (1) – 3 MB

Attachments (1) – 4 Mb

This is Rhynchoglossum notonianum

Close to Rhynchoglossum notonianum (Wall.) B.L. Burt

Rhynchoglossum notonianum (Klugia) at Munnar-PKA28 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

This herb was bit common near Munnar.
Bot. name: Rhynchoglossum notonianum
Family: Gesneriaceae

Beautiful images! It can also be seen commonly in Valparai, Anamalai hills…


9 Identify weed plant : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5) + Attachments (3)
Please identify the weed plant.
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District(far east), Kerala PIN:686671
Date:23.10.2020, 12.30pm
Habitat:wild streaming rocky/stone-wall
Plant habit: upwards annual
Height: 06inch
Leaves shape:oval long tip
Flower diameter:02cm, blue, non fragrant.

Rhynchoglossum obliquum

Thank you … Such a common and simple plant and failed to ID due to blurred images!

Please see the attached photos. The plant doesn’t growing in between mud or soil or crack in stone or rock, but spread out it’s roots in between moss on rock or stone.
Attachments (3)

Rhynchoglossum notonianum (Wall.) B.L.Burtt !

Thanks, … I will go for Rhynchoglossum notonianum (Wall.) B.L.Burtt as per comparative images at Rhynchoglossum


in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka- Oct’09?; at the foot of Vishramgad alias Kurdu gad near Nizampur- Mahad- 4th Sept 10; Pamba Reserve Forests Kerala; Amboli, Maharahtra- Sept’10; Rhynchoglossum obliquum. – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Rhynchoglossum notonianum- annual herb – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Requesting id please, uttara kannada 4 – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Flower taken from Pamba forest,Kerala – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Pawankhind near Kolhapur, MH :: Rhynchoglossum notonianum :: ARK2021-089: 4 images.

Rhynchoglossum notonianum
This was clicked at Pawankhind near Kolhapur, MH in August 2021.
I saw this flower for the first time here and then I saw it at a couple of places later as well.

I have seen this plant. Comparative images support your ID. Check at: indianflowersandherbs.blogspot