Strobilanthes callosa Nees, N. Wallich, Pl. asiat. rar. 3:85. 1832 (Syn: (≡) Carvia callosa (Nees) Bremek.);
stroh-bil-AN-theez — meaning, cone flower
kal-OH-sus — meaning, calloused or thick
commonly known as: karvy • Hindi: मरुआदोना maruadana • Manipuri: খুম khum • Marathi: कारवी karvy
Endemic to Forest Undergrowth and Hill Slopes of Konkan & Western Ghat
It flowered in Sep 2008. We have to wait till 2015 to see it flower again as it flowers every 7 years.
An occasional flowering plant can be observed in any Sep though but rarely. An occasional plant may show white coloured flowers.
In Mackenziea integrifolia leaves margin is entire as in this (Strobilanthes callosus) it is minutely serrulate. In Mackenziea leaves apex is long acuminate but in this short acuminate.
Flora of Sahyadri & Konkan – Carvia callosa: Name of Species: Carvia callosa
Common Name: Karvi (Common Conehead)
Conservation status: NA, Endemic to Forest Undergrowth and Hill Slopes of Konkan & Western Ghat
Photographed:11th September, 2011
Location: Rajmachi Forest Area (Lonavala), Western Ghats, Maharashtra
Habitat Type : Hill Slope
Camera: OLYMPUS SP570UZ
Lens: OLYMPUS ED LENS AF ZOOM 4.6 – 92 mm, 1:2.8 – 4.6
Abundance: Common shrub of the region, known to flower (in mass) every seven years (but this is not the seventh year).
Kas week : Strobilanthes callosus SMP: Strobilanthes callosus
Herb ID request – RK87 – 8-Jan-2013: Requesting identification of this plant from Tungareshwer. I am confused whether it is Karvi or if it is Mackenziea integrifolia. Would like to know how to differentiate the two in absence of flowers.
This is Strobilanthes callosus Nees.
Strobilanthes callosus: Sharing photographs of Strobilanthes callosus
Synonyms: Carvia callosa
Vernacular name: Karvy
Location : Pune, MH_Oct 2012
Is it the species will flower once in 19 years?
Strobilanthes callosus appears to be the new/latest/unresolved name of the species on The Plant List we used to call Carvia callosa earlier.
Flowering of Karvy happen after 7 yrs !!
I think the species with 17 year flowering cycle is Strobilanthes kunthianus called Kurinji. Though large scale flowering occurs cyclic we see some plants in flower every year. Had gone to Yercaud to see this sight in the nineties when I lived at Coimbatore. Lovely with less crowd than these days
At present all the 64/68 previously described genera by Bremekamp are merged into one genus Strobilanthes. This plietesial/monocarpic genus is very interesting. We have 30 species in our living collection at Tropical Botanic Garden. Carvia callosa? lost from our collection.
Strobilanthes kunthianus is having a 12 year flowering cycle. Where as S. lawsonii is telling to having 17 years flowering cycle by Gamble ? But Strobilanthes dupeni Bedd ex Clarke is having 17 years flowering cyle. I have a few plants which flowered in 1995 and the seedling again flowered in 2012 at our garden, so the flowering cycle of S. dupeni is 17 years.
Sinhagad, Aug 2014 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: 07AUG14 :: ARK-03: 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Sinhagad, Pune in Aug 2014.
This is Karvi [Carvia callosa].
Strobilanthes callosa is the new name?
Negative. It is still called Carvia callosa – the Common Conehead. Sending a few photographs.
Dr.Almeida in his ‘Flora of Maharashtra’ Vol-4A; pg.23, refers to it as Carvia callosa. Strobilanthes callosus is listed as a synomym. Bremekempia [pgs 20 – 22] is considered as a separate Genus.
You are right, it is now known as Strobilanthes callosus Nees following the earlier taxonomic concept of treating Strobilanthes as a single genus. Bremekamp had a narrow generic concept of treating Strobilanthes into several genera and currently his concept has been rejected. According to Bremekamp, the true Strobilanthes was not occurring in India then.
Strobilanthes callosus——for sharing and validation : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Pic taken at ambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune in Nov 14. Only one flowering i noticed.
one more strobilanthes
I need to start a counting sheet
nice set of pics
Very nice pictures of Strobilanthes callosus.
Of Goa of Feb 15 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Goa-western ghat complex, Feb 15, 220 MSL.
Plant size about 3-4 feet, fully tomentose. Flowers have velvety fell and readily secrete a mucilageous jelly like substance on hand, which smells like scented turpentine.
For ID please.
Genus Strobilanthes. species may be callosus but not sure about it.
I think it is Stobilanthes callosus
Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Strobilanthes callosus :: SGNP & Tungareshwar WLS :: DVMAR105/116 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 6 images.
Strobilanthes callosus Nees
at Sanjay Gandhi National Park & Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary at different times
2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Attached are pictures of Strobilanthes callosa captured at Rajgad in December 2014.
Found this to be the lone plant flowering during the entire length of my trek.
Requested to validate the ID.
Acanthaceae Fortnight ::Carvia callosa ::Kamshet :: PKA-MAR66/66: : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Karvy flowers, hotographed at “Kusur Plateau” near Kamshet
Acanthaceae Fortnight ::Carvia callosa (Albinos) ::Kamshet :: PKA-MAR67/67: : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Carvia callosa white flowers..from Kamshet..
Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Strobilanthes callosa :: Sinhagad :: ARKMAR-71/83 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Attached are pictures of Strobilanthes callosa captured at Sinhagad in August 2014.
The plants were in a vegetative state and no flowers were seen at all.
SMPAPR03 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
aaah… the original Karvy of acanthaceae ? looks very familiar and nice pic
Strobilanthes callosa—-for sharing and validation : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
White Strobilanthes for Id no. 130616sn1 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (8)
Your help in iding this plant.
height:more than 5-6 ft.
Pl. check comparative images of Strobilanthes species in efi
This, I believe is common karvi, Strobilanthes callosus. For some reason, some plants may have borne white flowers.
A good record, This is not common but I have frequently noticed and recorded images of this white variety of Karvi in numerous locations in the past. It’s very refreshing to suddenly come upon this unusual bloom amongst vast patches of Karvi blooms in the Sahyadris.
Thanks … for the Id though it looks strange.
Strobilanthes callosa :: SGNP, Mumbai :: Sep 2016 – ARKOCT13 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (11)
Strobilanthes callosa was mass flowering in SGNP, Mumbai in Sep 2016. Attaching some pics of the same.
Carvia callosa syn Strobilanthes callosa : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Carvia callosa, Kaas plateau
photographed in the third week of October
it was still flowering profusely
62 Identify wild plant: 15 images.
Please identify the wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, Kerala PIN:686671
Date:. 13.03.2021, 01.10pm
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: creeping/erect branches weak stem perennial
Height: 03 meters
Leaves: opposite heart shaped toothed margins hairy
Flower: 5 petals diameter:18mm, violet (within 4 hours become pink) non fragrant
Sharing more images,
Strobilanthes callosa Wall. ex Nees ??
Is this camera or mobile click ?
Great …, yes it is.
It is mobile click.
Thank you … I feel you should start now camera clicks !
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