Symphorema involucratum Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 2: 46 1805. (Syn: Analectis speciosa Vahl; Congea involucratum (Roxb.) Wall.; Congea paniculata Wall. [Invalid]);
Bhingri • Marathi: भिंगरी Bhingri • Telugu: Budamarri, Esaparatiga, gubbadara, Isaparatige • Kannada: Betta thakkaali • Oriya: Chokantua;


Symphorema involucratum.
Family :        Verbenaceae
Common Name :        Bhingari
Habit :        Shrub
Habitat :        Forests

Location : Phansad WLS Maharashtra
Date/Time:21Mar,2010   10.30 am
Description :
Bracts papery in fruit upto 3 cm long. Calyx 4 mm long, corolla 6 mm long, 6 – 8 lobed.
Leaf Shape :        Ovate
Leaf Surface :        Glabrous
Flower Colour :        White
Stamen :        6
Flowering Month:        March – April
Fruit Shape :        Sub globose



Plant for ID SMP2 – 28/3/2011: A flower…rather its remnant consisting of bracts etc. spotted in Phansad
1st right side trail. March 2011. 



It is Symphoramea involucratum
Marathi name :Bhingari
Attaching the flower photographs

– The FOI site says it to be from Family :Verbenaceae while the plant list Kew says that it belongs to Lamiaceae….? may be a recent change 



photos : 7 images. 4 posts by 4 authors.

Symphorema poliandrum.- pl confirm.
Seen in the Plus valley near Dongarwadi -Tamhini.



This is Symphorema involucratum [Bhingri] as their corollas are 6 -8 lobed, whereas in S.polyandrum they have 12 – 16 lobes.

Sending a few photographs.



Symphorema involucrata Roxb. SN Mar 42 : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.

Symphorema involucrata Roxb., Fam – Verbenaceae;
climbing shrub from Ahobilam area of Eastern ghats Andhrapradesh




ANAPR10 Symphorema involucratum (please validate) : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Family: Lamiaceae
Date: March 2015
Place: Aralam WLS, Kerala

Habit: Scandent
Symphorema involucratum.

Yes it is correct

I have only seen its fallen flowers. Surely in my wish list.

Thank you … , I too didnt get to see it in bloom, just dried up calyces and inflorescences.

It is frequently available in the dry deciduous forests of southern India


Symphorema involucratum Roxb.… also placed in Verbenaceae
at Castlerock on April 23, 2011 

Symphorema involucratum Roxb.… also placed in Verbenaceae
at Kanakeshwar Forest on April 6, 2013 



Symphorema involucratum Roxb. … also placed in Verbenaceae

at Prabalgad on January 28, 2012 



via Species‎ > ‎S‎ > Symphorema involucratum Roxb. … family: Lamiaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth 
¿ sim-for-EE-muh ? — Greek: symphoreo (borne together); alludes to clusters of flowers borne along with bracts
in-vol-yoo-KRAY-tum — leaf edges rolled inwards (having an involucre, literally a wrapping or case; here it refers to the bract around each flower)Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: star-vervain climberKannada: ಬೆಟ್ಟ ತಕ್ಕಾಳಿ betta thakkaali, ನರಂಬೋದಳ್ narambodaluMalayalam: ഞരമ്പോടൽ njarambodalMarathi: भिंगरी bhingariTamil: வக்கணாத்தி vakkanattiTelugu: బుడమర్రి budamarri, ఇసపరతీగ esaparatiga, గుబ్బదార gubbadaara, కొండ తెక్కలి kondathekkali, నగురు naguru, పెండి తీగ penditige, సురుడు surudu, తెల్ల పిప్పిలి thellapippiliTulu: ನರಂಬೋದಲ್ narambodal
botanical names: Symphorema involucratum Roxb. … synonyms: Analectis speciosa Vahl • Congea involucratum (Roxb.) Wall. • Congea paniculata Wall. [Invalid] … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
January 28, 2012 … Prabalgad   



Identification : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- around 800 kb each. 

Kindly identify the plant.
Date: 14 APR 2018
Location: Kondapalli 16° 37′ 21.58” N 80° 32′ 2.72” E
Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: Shrub

…, please check species of Symphorema

Pl. check images at 

Thanks … Most possibly, it would be Symphorema involucratum based on distribution. 

Inserting the slide I have prepared
1 image.


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