Straggling shrub, branches purplish; leaves lanceolate or elliptic, 4-12 cm long, crenate-serrate or subentire, acuminate, pubescent. Flowers purplish, 5-5 cm across, in short axillary cymes; bracts subulate, 2-3 mm long; calyx 3 cm long, with lobes spreading in fruit, scarcely enlarged in fruit. Corolla-tube 3-4 mm long, lobes as long lower larger and porple-red with white border; stamens exserted; capsule subglobose, glabrous, slightly 4-lobed, 4-5 mm long, red when ripe.

 

Pseudocaryopteris foetida (D.Don) P.D.Cantino, from near Bhageshwar in Uttaranchal Pradesh….and the problem of synonyms without authority:

Firstly let us hope I am correct in identifying this plant correctly as Pseudocaryopteris foetida (D.Don) P.D.Cantino, on the basis of similar plant at Flowers of India, but it again highlights the problems of not citing the author names of accepted names and synonyms.
I went on to confirm from publications on net and websites. All references to its commonest synonym landed me to a much different plant, now correctly known as Clerodendrum bungei Steud., since its synonym (the commonest name on the net) Clerodendrum foetidum Bunge is an illegitimate name.

But as it now appears our plant is (if my identification is correct) what was described in FBI as Caryopteris grata (Wall. ex Walp.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex C.B.Clarke, with Clerodendrum foetidum D. Don as its synonym, and now named as Pseudocaryopteris foetida (D.Don) P.D.Cantino, a plant much restricted in distribution, mainly in the NW Himalayas, and hardly represented on the net.


…, this paper my be useful to you regarding Pseudocaryopteris foetida.

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2419511?uid=3738256&uid=2&uid=4&sid=56114872563


Full Paper here


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Pseudocaryopteris foetida (D.Don) P.D.Cantino, Syst. Bot. 23:381. 1999
Syn: Caryopteris grata (Wall. ex Walp.) Benth. & Hook.f.; Clerodendrum foetidum D. Don.
Straggling shrub, branches purplish; leaves lanceolate or elliptic, 4-12 cm long, crenate-serrate or subentire, acuminate, pubescent. Flowers purplish, 5-5 cm across, in short axillary cymes; bracts subulate, 2-3 mm long; calyx 3 cm long, with lobes spreading in fruit, scarcely enlarged in fruit. Corolla-tube 3-4 mm long, lobes as long lower larger and porple-red with white border; stamens exserted; capsule subglobose, glabrous, slightly 4-lobed, 4-5 mm long, red when ripe.

Photographed from Bhageshwar in Uttarakhand.


 

Beautiful due to alternate contrasting shades of white and pink and the amazing Lamiaceae shape of the flower!


 

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AKJAN04 Please help in identifying this Lamiaceae shrub : 4 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.

Location: Mussoorie (Landour), Jan 2015

Undergrowth in a Devdar forest.


Please check for Pseudocaryopteris foetida (Verbenaceae).

 

Kindly help in ID of this woody climber photographed from along Chopta Mandal Road in Uttarakhand on June 2, 2013.


I have collected similar plant specimens from Chamoli (Uttarakhand),  and id resolved as Pseudocaryopteris foetida (D.Don) P.D.Cantino (=Caryopteris foetida (D.Don) Thell.) under Verbenaceae.


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16122014GS1 Woody liana for ID from Uttarakhand-GSDEC08 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Please help in ID of this Woody climber, photographed along Chopta Mandal Road in Uttarakhand


could this be a celastrus?


Isn’t it Pseudocarypteris foetida ??


… is correct. It is already identified by … at efi thread.


Thanks … I had missed the mail by …


Images by Nidhan Singh (Validation by Gurcharan Singh) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links) 

 

 

 

 

Pseudocaryopteris foetida from Mussoorie for validation : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Please validate the id of this shrub recorded last week (23.5.16) from near Mussoorie, Uttrakhand. Majority of the individuals bore only fruits, luckily I could get some flowers…

Please validate if this is Pseudocaryopteris foetida


 

I think yes. Mine from Bhageshwar


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Pseudocaryopteris foetida (D.Don) P.D.Cantino (accepted name) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)

Location: Surbinayak, Gundu, Nepal  
Date: 28 March 2017
Altitude: 5300 ft.

Superb images.


Location:  Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 2 April 2018
Altitude: 6600 ft.
Habit: Wild

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PM 23-08-2018 Lamiaceae member id from Dhanolti : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Habit- A small herb found gowing in rock crevice
As opposite decussate leaves and shape of flower it is looking like some Lamiaceae member
Habitat- Along roadisde
Location- Dhanolti, Uttrakhand, ~2200msl
18-03-2018

Thanks, … Pl. check at


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16082013GS1 a woody liana from near Chamoli Uttarakhand for ID : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This woody liana with opposite leaves and orange-red berries in axillary clusters was photographed along Mandal Chamoli Road on June 2, 2013.
Please help in ID.


Already in efi thread Pseudocaryopteris foetida !  


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