Images by Karuna Das– possible Id by Surajit Koley, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)

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ID of Torenia sp. from Meghalaya KD 21 Nov : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)

Attached images may be Torenia sp. . Please ID the plant  
Date :01.11.2014
Location: North Garo Hill, Meghalaya
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Genus & species : Torenia sp. ?
Habitat: Grows wild on hilly area
Habit : Small herb


Torenia species so far in efi 


Isn’t it Torenia bicolor?!


efi page on Torenia bicolor 


Please also check Torenia edentula Griff. (FBI entry attached here). And following links –

  1. http://www.botanicus.org/page/434624
  2. http://www.botanicus.org/page/434625
  3. http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200021293
In the pictures in this thread I think the calyces are winged. Please also note yellow spot on corolla.
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To me it may be close to Torenia violacea (Azaola ex Blanco) Pennell as per the following:
As flora of China says Corolla pale yellow or white, 1.5-2.2 cm, exceeding calyx by 1-2 mm; lower lip lobes with a blue patch, center of middle lobe with an additional yellow patch, ca. 3 X 4 mm …………..
Flowers of India shows some images of this species about which I am not convinced (these may be also of Torenia cordifolia Roxb. as per images herein):
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Violet%20Wishbone%20Flower.html 


I think you are right. This should be Torenia cordifolia. Torenia violacea flowers have a distinct spots on the flowers. I was not aware of T. cordifolia at the time of identifying this plant. 


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Torenia violacea (Azaola ex Blanco) Pennell ?? : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Location :  Thula Khet, Pokhara, Nepal 

Date : 10 August 2017
Altitude : 2800 ft.
 


Pl. check with images at Torenia edentula Griff. ? instead.


Hope to go through all posts of Torenia in efi shortly and update comparative images.
Hopefully this should also be resolved than.


To me also it may be close to Torenia violacea (Azaola ex Blanco) Pennell as per the following:
As flora of China says Corolla pale yellow or white, 1.5-2.2 cm, exceeding calyx by 1-2 mm; lower lip lobes with a blue patch, center of middle lobe with an additional yellow patch, ca. 3 X 4 mm …………..
Flowers of India shows some images of this species about which I am not convinced (these may be also of Torenia cordifolia Roxb. as per images herein):
In fact images at at Flowers of India are of Lindernia crustacea (L.) F.Muell. as per the following:

I think you are right. This should be Torenia cordifolia. Torenia violacea flowers have a distinct spots on the flowers. I was not aware of T. cordifolia at the time of identifying this plant.

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051111PD02 Torenia violaceae Flora of Orissa: one of the common herb from Ranpur Orissa

Name of the species: Torenia violacea ?
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Place of collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Orissa
Altitude: 100 to 300 m above msl
Habit: Herb
habitat: Grasslands, agricultural fields and also in hills


I don’t know why … left his work 99.999 finished and left 0.001% for others.
I maybe wrong in my analysis but Thank you very much … for giving me a chance to learn more. Thank you … for introducing me to a new Genus.


To me appears close to images at Torenia fournieri Linden ex E. Fourn., though enough details are not available.


On further consideration, appears to be Torenia violacea only.


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