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Id Required: 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
I shot this fruiting plant in Eaglenest WLS Arunachal Pradesh in Nov 2008,
Could please id this plant for me?

Pratia montana

Yes, Pratia montana from me too.

Beautiful and really unusual looking fruit with such a lovely colour.

As said above its a Pratia montana
Family: Campanulaceae
Some more details as per the Materials for the flora of Arunachal Pradesh
Herb, up to 30 cm tall; stem erect, glabrous, reddish, rooting at base. Leaves elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, serrulate or denticulate. Flower solitort, white, greenish blue or violet with two purple gibbosites inside.
Berries globose, yellow to purple or red.
Fl. & Fr: Throughout the year

Elevation: 300 – 3000 m
Habitat: In Moist shady forest or along roadside.


Lobelia sps. from Arunachal Pradesh : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
I photographed this single flower in Upper Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh in Oct 08.
Checking Polunin & Stainton’s, ‘Flowers of Himalaya – A Supplement’ it appears to be Lobelia seguinii var. doniana pictured on plate 58 #268.
Found from Uttar Pradesh to S.W.China, Myanmar, 1800-3200m.
There is another species found at 1200-2100m, Lobelia pyramidalis.
I think we were below 1800 m so it could very well be the latter species.

Here are links of Lobelia seguiniihttp://plant.climb.com.tw/modules/mediawiki/index.php/Lobelia_seguinii (6 pictures)- Your picture looks different from these- I don’t know if it’s because of the variety.

Here are links of Lobelia pyramidalis: (description from the book with a drawing)

Looks close to Lobelia montana Reinw. ex Blume

Lobelia montana Reinw. ex Blume


ID please
4 images.
What is the species name of this Lobelia?  Please?

Check with L. inflata

Lobelia montana Reinw. ex Blume

Hoping You’re right …, Almost close,

Means still doubt?

No Sir Ji, Fully agree with you,