Indianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Suksathan & Borchs., Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 159: 393 2009. (Syn: Arundastrum virgatum (Roxb.) Kuntze; Clinogyne virgata (Roxb.) Benth.; Donax virgata (Roxb.) K.Schum.; Donax virgata (Roxb.) Schum.; Maranta virgata (Roxb.) A.Dietr.; Maranta virgata (Roxb.) Wall.; Maranta virgata (Roxb.) Wight; Phrynium virgatum Roxb.; Phyllodes virgata (Roxb.) Kuntze; Schumannianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Rolfe);
S. India, Sri Lanka, Andaman Is. as per WCSP;
Requesting id of a riparian component:
Schumannianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Rolfe of Marantaceae plant of 3-5m height in the under-storey of Evergreen and Semi-evergreen also along streams and rivulets.
Indianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Suksathan & Borchs. SN April 39 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Indianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Suksathan & Borchs. (= Schumannianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Rolf.), Fam : Marantaceae,
Tall reed (shrub) in the western ghats area near streams, collected from Walparai, near tea estate, Coimbatore district Tamilnadu,
elephants eat this.
ANMAY25/26 Zingiberaceae for identification : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (11)
Excellent photos. It is Indianthus virgatus of Marantaceae
ANSEPT29/29 Indianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Suksathan & Borchs. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
flower FOR ID :: Iruppu Falls, Coorg :: 12 NOV 19 : 6 posts by 4 authors. 1 image.
Iruppu Falls Coorg
Date: November 12, 2019 … Altitude range: about 850 – 1,000 m (2,800 – 3,300 ft) asl
I have not seen this flower earlier; no idea. It was the sole flower there. The flower measured about 3/4th inch across. I could not make out any other aspects of it. I will be happy to know at the least the family it belongs!
Indianthus virgatus (earlier Schumanianthus)
Could be Murdannia sp,
i don’t think so, …
Requesting a herb id (08112021)3: 2 high res. images.
Segregating posts from …, clubbed due to same subject:
It has needle like leaves and the flowers are white, delicate.
Looks like Orchid
I could be wrong, but the white flowers and the longish inflorescence remind of https://www.flowersofindia.WhiteIndianthus.html
Here [ http://flora-peninsula-indica.ces.iisc.ac.in/herbsheet.php?id=5711&cat=7 ] it’s mentioned under different name though!!
Perhaps closer examination is required with pics of leaves and whole plant.
Indianthus virgatus of Marantaceae