Roundleaf Star Creeper • Manipuri: কীহোম মান Kihom-man • Mizo: Choakathi • Nepali: तिलिकोस्यो Tilikosyo;

Perennial herbs, stems prostrate, 12-55 cm, villous, rarely glabrous, simple or branched at base, nodes rooted. Leaves alternate, petiolate; petiole 2-14 mm, puberulent; blade orbicular, reniform, or ovate, 0.7-2.6 × 0.5-2.7 cm, both surfaces glabrous or puberulent, base obliquely cordate or rarely truncate, margin serrate or crenulate, apex acute, obtuse, or rounded. Flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels 0.7-3.5 cm, glabrous. Hypanthium narrowly ellipsoid or urceolate, 2-4 × 2-3 mm, glabrous or villous; calyx lobes linear- triangular, 2.5-6 mm, margin with 2 or 3 pairs of denticles. Corolla purple-red, pale purple, pink, green, or yellow-white, 6-10 mm; tube glabrous or rarely ciliate outside, villous inside; limb 2-lipped; upper 2 lobes linear-triangular; lower 3 lobes lanceolate. Stamens connate above middle; filament tube glabrous; anther tube 1-1.5 mm, back villous; lower 2 anthers barbate at apex. Fruit a berry, purple-red, ellipsoid or globose, 0.7-1.5 cm; seeds suborbicular, slightly compressed, reticulate.

Flowering and fruiting: October-March
Along the roadsides in evergreen forests
Tropical and subtropical Asia to Queensland
Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)

Lobelia nummularia_RKC06_180811:
Lobelia nummularia Lam.
Family: Campanulaceae
Loc.: Upper Siang district (ca 500msl), Arunachal Pradesh.
Date: Feb. 2006
Local use: Decoction of the plant is taken to dissolve the kidney stones.


Campanulaceae Week: RVS2: Pratia nummularia:
Pratia nummularia (=? P. repens) from Manipur.

Beautiful flowers,
Lobelia nummularia
as per the plant list. Interesting to note the flower structure which is not actinomorphic.


Herb for id from Pelling:: NS June 08 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
This small, sub-erect to spreading herb with attractive flowers was shot from Pelling, Sikkim..
Please help to id.. 

Nice pictures. Looks like Pratia nummularia?? (Family: Campanulaceae)

Nice photographs …, and one more for your July Fortnight

Thanks … for this identification.. thanks for confirmation Sir, yes, I will share it again in July..

This prostrate, spreading herb was shot from Pelling in Sikkim..
Pratia nummularia….really pretty!
I conclude my postings of this fortnight with this..

ID Requested : 12 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Raset Forest, Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal
October ’15

This is Lobelia nummularia Lam. of Lobeliaceae, perhaps under Campanulaceae now.

Yes, Lobelia nummularia.. Campanulaceae, flowers are very beautiful..!!

Please see..


Lobelia nummularia : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Sharing some pics of L. nummularia shot at Godawari Botanical Garden on 13 July 2016 at 5000 ft.

Wonderful images


Lobelia nummularia Lam. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Location: Balaju, Katthmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 4600ft.
Date: 31 August 2013
Nepali Names: तिलिकोस्यो Tilikosyo / बोक्सिको मकै Boksiko Makai  / ढिकुरको मकै Dhikurako Makai / निलो घोरताप्रे Nilo Ghorataapre

Lobelia nummularia Lam.

Nepali Names : बोक्सीको मकै Boksiko Makai  / ढिकुरको मकै Dhikurako Makai / लाल गेडी Laal Gedi  / मालागिरी Maalaagiree / निलो घोरताप्रे Nilo Ghorataapre  / तिलिकोस्यो Tilikosyo

Lobelia nummularia Lam. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10)

Location:  Deurali, Dolkha, Nepal
Date: 6 September 2017
Elevation : 7700 ft.
Syn: Pratia nummularia (Lam.) A.Braun & Asch.
Nepali Names : तिलिकोस्यो Tilikosyo  / बोक्सीको मकै Boksiko Makai / ढिकुरको मकै Dhikurako Makai  / लाल गेडी Laalagedee / मलागिरी Malaagiree  / निलो घोडताप्रे Nilo Ghodataapre / एक्लेबिर Eklebir

Location: Telkot, Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 12 November 2017
Altitude: 5400 ft.
Attachments (2)

Lobelia nummularia Lam. : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)- around 500 kb each.
Location: Godavari, Nepal
Altitude : 5000 ft.
Date: 24 July 2018
Habit :  Wild

For me the ID is correct. The name is  now Pratia nummularia according to the flowersofindia.net


Lobelia nummularia Lam. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 700 kb each.
Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 28 April 2019
Elevation: 1419 m.
Habit : Wild 
Syn : Pratia nummularia (Lam.) A.Braun & Asch.



Lobelia nummularia Lam.: 7 high res. images.

Location: Badikhel, Lalitpur
Date: 07 June 2024
Altitude: 1753m.
Habitat : Wild