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¿ sper-muh-DIK-tee-on ? — Greek: sperma (seed); dictyon (net) … Dave’s Botanary
swah-vee-OH-lens — fragrant … Dave’s Botanary

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commonly known as: forest champa, sweet-scented spermadictyonGujarati: ગીડસ gidasHindi: बन चंपा ban champa, पादन हींग padan hingMarathi: गिडेसा gidesa, जिनसाई jinsayi, जितसाया jitasaya, वन चंपा van champaNepali: बन चाँप ban champaTelugu: ఎర్రమోగి erramogi, కొండమూరితిది kondamuritidi

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Native to: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan

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A small shrub with divaricate branches. Leaves15-22 x 5-10 cm, shortly-petioled, opposite, elliptic-oblong or ovate, glabrous or pubescent, lateral nerves prominent beneath, base acute. Flowers sessile or shortly-pedicelled, bluish-purple, sweet-scented, club-shaped in bud, arranged in large, terminal, lax, trichotomous panicles. Sepals 4-5, persistent. Petals valvate, fused, corolla-tube trumpet-shaped. Capsule ellipsoid, small, 5-seeded.

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ID Please: CR05032015 : 3 posts by 3 authors.  

Could you please identify this fragrant flower. Location: Girawali, Ghodegao.


Check with Spermadictyon may be S. suaveolens)


I agree with …, this seems to be Spermadictyon suaveolens



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Rajgad, Dec 2014 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: ARKMAR-11/11 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Please ID this plant captured at Rajgad near Pune in Dec 2014.

This was growing in a rock crevice, did not see any other plant of this species around…


This should be Spermadictyon suaveolens

Thanks … for the ID…. I had seen the blue variety of these flowers and identified the same (hopefully correctly) on the same mountain but some distance away, but they had longer spikes….

Attaching the pics of the blue variety seen there….please validate

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Images for identification : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

sending images for identification taken in dry deciduous forest please identify them


Please check – Spermadictyon suaveolens


I agree with you rgarding identification of Plant



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Spermadictyon suaveolens ABOCT2016/09 : 3 posts by 3 authors. 6 images.
These are growing in the town. I think they are Spermadictyon suaveolens (var. azureum perhaps).  Please advise.
Spermadictyon suavolens

Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP 1750m approx. 14-15 October 2016


Yes, Spermadictyon suaveolens… nice pics …

I am not aware of any lower taxa..!!



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SK285DEC31-2016:ID : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (11)
Location: Bajrabarahi,Nepal 
Altitude: 4700 ft.
Date: 31 December 2016

Spermadictyon suaveolens (Rubiaceae) to me.
S.suaveolens in eFI.


Yes, Spermadictyon suaveolens …..


Thank you for the ID.
Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb. (accepted name)
Nepali Name : बेन चम्पा Ben Champaa  / तुगा सागे Tugaa Saage / बाख्रा पीरे Baakhraa Pire  / गुह्य बीरी Guhya Biri  /  करकरे घांस Karkare GHaans


One confusion remains. FoI showing two ID based on flower colour



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Kalatope id Al051111: A fragrant shrub… (I think the butterflies would be loving this)
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 1200 mts
Habit shrub
Habitat wild
Height 3-4 feet

Season September-October

This is Spermadictyon suaveolens (Syn. Hamiltonia suaveolens) common on exposed hilly slopes.


Spermadictyon suaveolens var. azureum ?
(azureum stands for bluish…)


Yes it is indeed all over the slopes right now…. This and Lantana make
I think a good place for the butterflies.. 🙂



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ID Please: 22122011CR01: Please identify this plant.
Location: Girawali Village, Near Ghodegao, Pune



 

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Dear members: (mixed thread): 3 correct images as above.

Requesting for id this tree clciked at yeoor,Thane range forest 15/11/2012


Looks like Spermadictyon suaveolens


Yes agreed with … ID. Spermadictyon suaveolens



 

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[EfloraofIndia_Rubiaceae week_060212PD03_Spermadictyon suaveolens_Flora of Odisha]: sharing the images of Spermadictyon suaveolens

Name: Spermadictyon suaveolens
Family: Rubiaceae
Habit: Shrub
Habitat: Wild, moist deciduous fores at an altitude of 700 m above msl

Place of collection: khandadhar RF, Sundargarh district of Odisha in iron ore mining site


Beautiful … This looks very attractive on the rocks..


¿ sper-muh-DIK-tee-on ? — from the sperma (seed) and dictyon (net); referring to ?
swah-vee-OH-lens — fragrant
Mar 11, 2009 … at Purandar near Pune, Maharashtra
commonly known as: sweet-scented spermadictyon • yet to compile Indic names
Native to: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan
References: Flowers of IndiaeFloraNPGS / GRINFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
more views: Nov 5, 2011 … at Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
Feb 22, 2009 … at Mahuli near Shahapur, Thane, Maharashtra
Dec 19, 2008 … at Paale Buddhist Caves, Mahad, Maharashtra

Apr 7, 2008 … along Khandala Ghat, Maharashtra


This is too good. Superb clarity.



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Rubiaceae Week: Hamiltonia suaveolens from Shimla:  Hamiltonia suaveolens from Shimla



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Rubiaceae week:: Spermadictyon suaveolens at Harishchandragad:  Came across the bluish coloured flowers of Spermadictyon suaveolens (Family: Rubiaceae) at “Harishchandragad“. white ones is bit common..


 

 


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Rubiaceae week:: Spermadictyon suaveolens White at Harishchandragad and Bhimashankar: Sharing few snaps of Spermadictyon suaveolens photographed at “Harishchandragad” and ” Bhimashankar”.


 

 


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Rubiaceae Week: Spermadictyon suaveolens from Morni Hills and Shimla: This one is one of the few Rubiaceae members I have with me to share. Shot at different times in 2010 and 2011 from Morni Hills and Shimla
Hamiltonia suaveolens
Roxb., Hort. Beng. 15, 1814; Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb., Pl. Cor. 3. 32. t. 236, 1815
A small shrub with divaricate branches. Leaves15-22 x 5-10 cm, shortly-petioled, opposite, elliptic-oblong or ovate, glabrous or pubescent, lateral nerves prominent beneath, base acute. Flowers sessile or shortly-pedicelled, bluish-purple, sweet-scented, club-shaped in bud, arranged in large, terminal, lax, trichotomous panicles. Sepals 4-5, persistent. Petals valvate, fused, corolla-tube trumpet-shaped. Capsule ellipsoid, small, 5-seeded.


Fantastic photos and photoset …



 

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Rubiaceae Week: Spermadictyon suaveolens Purandar Pune: Spermadictyon suaveolens
A common shrub flowers in Oct Nov in many higher altitude places like forts and hills of Western ghats.


Very beautiful pics …,
Wish I could learn your technique of taking pictures…nothing but the material in focus is highlighted..superb.


 

 


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Garden Flowers For ID : MNP,Mumbai : 250214 : AK-24 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Again at MNP on 21st Feb,14.

Cultivated.

Spermadictyon?


Probably you are right …, this looks like Spermadictyon suaveolens..


Thanks again for confirming the id.



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23062014GS3 a shrub for ID from Chakrata-GSJUN05 :  4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).

Kindl help in the ID of this shrub with unopened flowers on and with long peduncles, leaves looking something like Ipomoea carnea. Photographed from Tiger Fall area of Chakrata in September.


Though the pics are inconclusive to me but what comes in the mind first is Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb. (Rubiaceae). If it is, then it will produce bluish flowers later.


Thanks … I think yes, looking at this upload by Nidhan ji from Morni

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ANNOV42 Spermadictyon suaveolens : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (9)

Dehra Dun
31st October 2014


yes. Spermadictyon suaveolens.

Leaves on being rubbed emit very foul smell, hence known as padari in lower parts of Himachal Pradesh.


The bad smell is perhaps for self defense against insect attack? does anybody here know? have references?
I read a summary of someone’s phd thesis that I cant track down
that it may contain some natural insecticides such as Ursolic acid and Myo inositol (what is Myo in this inositol??/)
url for the 5 page summary:
Utube



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HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID :: ARKDEC-06 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

Requesting to please provide ID of this plant with purple flowers captured in the Kangra fort near Dharamshala, HP in October 2014.
I had also noticed these flowers abundantly by the roadside from Mandi to Dharamshala. They were mostly on the mountainside and leaning onto the road.

Are they Spermadictyon suaveolens? Guessed the ID based on … post last month.


Yes, correctly guessed. It is Spermadictyon suaveolens (Rubiaceae).


Very correct. It is common shrub in open grasslands all over Himachal. Leaves when macerated among fingers give very foul smell.


 

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Spermadictyon suaveolens of Rubiaceae : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

There are some shots of Spermadictyon suaveolens of Rubiaceae from Punjabi University, Patiala taken on 18Jan, 2018



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Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- around 800 kb each.
Location: Dolalghat, Kabhrepalanchowk
Date: 26 December  2018
Elevation: 646 m.

Habit : Wild



via Species‎ > ‎S‎ > Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb. … family: Rubiaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
¿ sper-muh-DIK-tee-on ? — Greek: sperma (seed); dictyon (net)Dave’s Botanary
swah-vee-OH-lens — fragrantDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: forest champa, sweet-scented spermadictyonGujarati: ગીડસ gidasHindi: बन चंपा ban champa, पादन हींग padan hingMarathi: गिडेसा gidesa, जिनसाई jinsayi, जितसाया jitasaya, वन चंपा van champaNepali: बन चाँप ban champaTelugu: ఎర్రమోగి erramogi, కొండమూరితిది kondamuritidi
botanical names: Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb. … synonyms: Hamiltonia dulina Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don • Hamiltonia mysorensis Wight & Arn. • Hamiltonia propinqua Decne. • Hamiltonia scabra D.Don • Hamiltonia spectabilis Carrière • Hamiltonia suaveolens (Roxb.) Roxb. • Lasianthus tubiflorus Blume • Mephitidia tubiflora DC. • Nonatelia filamentosa Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don • Spermadictyon azureum Wall. • Spermadictyon mysorense Steud. • Spermadictyon scabrum Spreng. … status at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.
April 7, 2008 … along Khandala Ghat



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Spermadictyon suaveolens Roxb. : 7 posts by 1 author. 7 images- 5 to 7 mb each.

Location: Lankuri Bhanjyang 
Date: 8 January 2020
Elevation: 1740m.
Habitat: Wild

2 images.
Location: Thaing Village, Joshimath, Uttarakhand
Date: Dec 2020

Altitude: ~1,500 mts



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