Small Flowered Rhynchoglossum • Malayalam: Kalu-tali;
Himalaya (Garhwal to NEFA), India, Ceylon, Burma, W. & S. China, Malaysia as per Flora checklist of Nepal;
Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam as per Flora of China;
Southern Asia as per Catalogue of Life;


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look at the leaf shape, skewed? what it could be ?

… just a wild and vague guess .. can it be Desmodium species ?

This is Rhynchoglossum sp. belongs to Gesneriaceae. Cant say the species name exactly but may be R. obliquum? Could it possible to get a closer shot for further study?

I am attaching few more photos of Rhynchoglossum taken at different  location, please go through

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This is R. notonianum (syn Klugia notoniana).

Flower of R.obliquum
Photographed at Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra in 2007

This is Rhynchoglossum obliquum






Herb for ID from Mussoorie: This small herb was found growing near Mussoorie on Dehradun-Musssoorie route. It loves shade and moisture, leaves shiny, unequal towards base. Kindly provide ID.

rin-koh-GLOSS-um — from the Greek rhynchos (beak), and glossus (tongue)
oh-BLIK-wum — diagonal; referring to the slant leaf base
*botanical names*: *Rhynchoglossum obliquum* Blume … *synonyms*: *Antonia obliqua* (Blume) R.Br. • *Loxotis intermedia* Benth. • *Loxotis obliqua*(Blume) R.Br. • *Rhynchoglossum hologlossum* Hayata • *Rhynchoglossum zeylanicum* Hook. • *Wulfenia obliqua* Wall.
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Photographed at Koraigad (~2870 ft asl) near Ambavane village, Maharashtra
… 08 OCT 2011

Here are details:
A small herb, standing about 30-50 cm tall.
Saw them colonising in spaces near rock walls, rock stairways, normally under cover of large trees.
Flowers tiny, had , about a 10 – 12 mm long X 3 – 4 mm wide; hard time capturing the pale blue colour blending to pure white.
These are on a long raceme, about 10 – 15 cm.
All of them grew along one side of the main stalk.
Please let me know one species of Rhynchoglossum that is confusing close to this R. obliquum.
Will help me understand both of them.




Rhynchoglossum obliquum from Chakrata: This one is Rhynchoglossum obliquum Blume from Family Gesneriaceae shot from Tiger Fall Road, Chakrata.

Yes … Nice photograph set



This was shot from the way towards Munsiyari from Chokori… Rhynchoglossum obliquum Blume, Bijdr. 741. 1826..






Rhynchoglossum obliquum : Attachments (5). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Seen this small herb at Sudhagad (Pali).
Bot. name: Rhynchoglossum obliquum
Family: Gesneriaceae
Plant Habit: Herb

Habitat: Wild (Seen on fort walls)

Great pic


Flower of Java 3, PW_300415 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

We would like to know the name of the following picture.

Rhynchoglossum obliquum, perhaps.

Thank you … It ‘s completely new to me.





Rhynchoglossum obliquum Blume : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Kathandu, Nepal
Altitude: 4400 ft.
Date: 31 August 2013

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Rhynchoglossum obliquum Blume : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Location: Raniban, Balaju, Nepal
Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 26 August 2016




Rhynchoglossum obliquum Blume : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 450 kb each.
Location: Raniban, Balaju, Nepal
Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 13 September 2018
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Rhynchoglossum obliquum Blume : 4 posts by 1 author. 4 images- 6 to 7 mb each.

Location: Sankhu, Nepal

Date: 12 September 2020
Elevation: 1780 m.