Commelinales and Zingiberales Week :: Commelinaceae :: (ID No. 07022011 RD 02): 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
Help me to ID this Commelinaceae sps. Plant height is about 30-40cm.

Thank you … for Sharing such a beautiful snaps and a beautiful plant.
No doubt here we are completing the genus Dictyospermum for India. ……. (one was earlier posted i.e. ovalifolium) and remaining one is Dictyospermum montanum (which was posted earlier with poor photograph of mine). So here is…………………….

One thing I forgot to mention Please try to provide the locality/ ies, caption Information and other details for further flexible documentation process.


ANDEC107 Dictyospermum montanum :  6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)

This is quite easily the most gorgeous Commelinaceae member I have come across.
Found on the forest floor near a stream.
Family: Commelinaceae
Place: Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
Date: 8th November 2014
Identified by: …

Really a different Commelinaceae. Good picture

Dictyospermum montanum probably


ANSEPT28/28 Dictyospermum montanum Wight : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)

Family: Commelinaceae
Date: 12th September 2015
Place: Thattekadu Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam District, Kerala
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Semi-evergreen forest
Please see my earlier post for leaves and habit.


Rhopalephora scaberrima : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Rhopalephora scaberrima,
this small herb with large leaves and small flowers was growing at
Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Thattekkad, near Kothamangalam
First week of October 2018

Beautiful images, perhaps Dictyospermum montanum.

thank you … for the correction


Dictyospermum montanum Wight,  Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 6: 30. t. 2069. 1853, Type  India. Aneilema montanum (Wt.) Wall. ex Clarke in DC. Monogr. Phan. 3: 217. 1881; Hook. f., Fl. Br. Ind. 6: 381.1892.
Erect to ascending perennial herb, up to 30 cm hight. Roots fibrous, from lower nodes, internodes up to 13 cm long, glabrous; sheath up to 2.5 cm long, with a line of cilia along the fused margins, mouth ciliate. Lamina elliptic-lanceolate, base obtuse, margin entire, scabrous, upper and lower surfaces scabrous; terminal leaves small apex acuminate, up to 13 x 4.3 cm. Inflorescence terminal; peduncle c. 8 cm long, puberlous; bract leafy, green ovate, c. 2.3 x 9 mm. Pedicel recurved, 4 mm, glabrous. Sepals 3, ovate, pale green, free, glabrous, 2.5 x 1.5 mm, margin entire. Petals 3, ovate, white, glabrous, 3.5 x 2.5 mm, margin entire. Fertile stamens 3; 2 filaments 1 mm long, middle filament 2.5 mm long, violet band on one side, glabrous, white, apex violet; anther lobes basifixed, yellow, connective yellow. Ovary globose-ovate, pale green-white, glabrous, 1 x 1 mm, style white, 0.5 mm long, glabrous; stigma simple. Capsule globose, glabrous, 3 x 3 mm; seeds pyriform cream coloured, reticulate, hilum punctiform in furrow; embryotega lateral.
Flowering and fruiting: November to May.

Localities: From Nilmbur forest.


49 Identify weed plant Commelina: 11 images.

Please identify the weed plant.
Location:  near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, Kerala PIN:686671
Date:.               22.11.2020, 01.15pm & 23.11.2020, 11.20am
Altitude:           1700fsl
Habitat:            wild moisture
Plant habit:      erect, supporting by 3-4 hard roots, little hard stem, annual
Height:             1.5 feet
Leaves:            alternative oval oblong apex
Flower:             diameter:07mm, white non fragrant

Sharing more images,
2 images.

Dictyospermum montanum Wight

Thank you very much for identified the weed plant. Common name: Mountain Dayflower.  Malayalam correct pronunciation:താന്നിക്കഇഞ്ചി Thaannickayinchi.

Thanks, …, for the id.

Yes, appears close to images at Dictyospermum montanum


Requesting a herb id_301022_2: 2 high res. images.

This herb was found on the paths of rubber estates near bonacaud route. 

Date ? Elevation ? Dictyospermum montanum Wight !

Yes, appears close to images at Dictyospermum montanum Wight

Yes, it is Dictyospermum montanum!