Stemodia viscosa Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 2:33, t. 163. 1802 (“1798”) (syn: Stemodia arvensis Steud.; Stemodia coromandelina Heyne ex Wall.; Stemodia maritima Heyne ex Wall.; Stemodiacra viscosa (Roxb.) Kuntze);
Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland), India, Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;
Sticky Blue Rod • Marathi: सातमोडी Satmodi, Nukachuni • Telugu: Bodasaramamu, Gunta Kaamin • Bengali: Nukachoni;

Glandular-hairy herb; branchlets ascending. Leaves decussate or ternate, elliptic-oblong, to 3 x 1 cm, pubescent, base auriculate, margin serrate, apex acute; leaves of flowering shoots diminutive. Flowers axillary, to 3 per node, forming a leafy, terminal raceme; bracts and bracteoles present; pedicel to 1 cm. Calyx-lobes 5, linear-lanceolate, subequal, pilose. Corolla blue to violet, 6 x 4 mm; tube 1 cm; lobes 2+3, unequal, upper larger. Stamens 4, didynamous, included; filament pairs filiform, similar, 3.5 and 5 mm; anthers disjunct, unequal. Ovary imperfectly 4-celled; style dilated at base; stigma 2-lobed. Capsule oblong, 7 mm, septicidal and loculicidal; valves 2; seeds oblong.

Flowering and fruiting: December-March
Marshy areas
Afghanistan, India and Sri Lanka


Stemodia viscosa :
Stemodia viscosa
, I think
Please confirm
Last weeek at my place an a moist disused paddy field

Your Id is perfectly OK based on my opinion.


Stemodia viscosa:

Stemodia viscosa, Family Scrophulariaceae
at my place in alibaug, couple of days ago
could not resist posting it again
several plants are flowering profusely in two colors, pale lilac and and a dark blue purple


Scrophulariaceae Fortnight, stemodia viscosa :  Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
stemodia viscosa, alibaug


Fwd: Image 02122013 2 for identification and confirmation :  Attachments (2).  3 posts by 2 authors.
sending images of lindernia/torenia for identification and confirmation

Perhaps Stemodia viscosa of Scrophulariaceae.

Yes it is Stemodia viscosa


ID Request 251214SG : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please help identify this herb 9-10” height.  Photo taken on

Stemodia viscosaFlowers also come in pale lavender and white.


Stemodiacra viscosa Kuntze 15Feb SN 07  : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Stemodiacra viscosa Kuntze, ascending herb from Warangal dt of Telengana


Stemodia viscosa—-for validation : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
I think it is Stemodia viscosa, but validation required. Photo taken at Ambyvalley Rd., Lonavala, Pune in Dec.16.

I think matches with images under threads at Stemodia viscosa

Thanks … Yes it looks so.

041119KZ3: Gujarat plant : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)- 1 & 2 mb.
Location. Black duck national Park
Velavadar Gujarat
Date .2.11.2019
I’d please

Stemodia viscosa

I thought … is correct,

And it is Black Buck Sanctuary/National park. There is a single lane asphalt road traversing it open for all, for use of rural folk. Big tracts of long grasses interspersed with bushes of Prosopis juliflora. Small deers … Black Buck …can be seen foraging in groups of 15-20.

I had a chance to traverse that area last December.

its supposed to be strongly aromatic. was it? did you crush some leaves? seems you cut the plant and set it up on car leather or bike seat ? so did you smell the scent?

Aromatic ? Never experienced !! Shall try tomorrow morning !

paper from sayajirao univ

so it will smell like:
I quote: “Sticky Bluerod (Stemodia viscosa) contains terpenoids such as caryophyllene (pepper-like scent in rosemary), fenchol (found in basil) and limonene.” end quote


Kancheepuram district of TN, 80km south of Chennai- 03/11/2009; Please help to identify this plant – indiantreepix | Google Groups


Pls help ID Herb AS-2011-Mar-4:
This herb was found
in outskirts of Chennai, small about 30 cm high,
somewhat  erect but with weak soft quadrangular stem.
Flowering in February.

   Because of the dentate leaf margin I thought it was some Strobilanthes, but all species seem much taller and also the flowers here are in a sparse spike
I  would like to know the ID and how it is distinguished.

–  Your plant is Stemodia viscosa Roxb. of Scrophulariaceae. Did you collected the herb near any moist locality?

   Please see my earlier posting of the same plant collected near Chennai.…

– it is the same plant as in your post.
Collection was also similar locality, near paddy fileds, kanchipuram dstt
   Indeed a confusion with “Harebell” can be there because of the delicacy and colour of the petals, but  the corolla is not symmetric all around and the leaves are very different.


Need help with little purple forbe id: 2 high resolution images.
Bhopal; black soil; 14/1/2021

Stemodia viscosa

… is correct


Stemodia viscosa Roxb. :: Shirgaon, Palghar :: Feb 26, 2023 · JUN23 DV395: 6 images.

Stemodia viscosa Roxb.
Shirgaon, Palghar :: Feb 26, 2023 · 2:27 PM IST :: about 14 m (46 ft) asl
Many thanks to Shiwalee Samant for suggesting the ID, and Radha Veach for validating, at iNaturalist


Plant ID needed: 1 image.

Need help to ID this plant.

Check with Stemodia schottii !

Yes, … though the image quality is not so good !

It should be Stemodia viscosa


Plant ID: 1 high res. image.

Need help with this plant ID.

It is