Hedyotis neesiana Arn., Nova Acta Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. German. Nat. Cur. 18: 341 1836. (Syn: Hedyotis glabella R.Br. ex Bedd.; Hedyotis nitida Wight & Arn. [Illegitimate]; Oldenlandia glabella (R.Br. ex Bedd.) Kuntze; Oldenlandia nitida (Kurz) Gamble; Scleromitrion nitidum Kurz);
India to W. Malesia
as per WCSP;
Bangladesh; India; Malaya; Myanmar; Sri Lanka; Sumatera; Thailand as per Catalogue of Life;

Prostrate woody herbs; stems 4-angled, coarsely scabrid. Leaves to 7 x 1 cm, linear-lanceolate to elliptic, coriaceous, pale below; stipule 8 mm long, ovate, rounded at apex, strongly long-toothed, villous. Flowers sessile in axillary clusters, 1-3 together; calyx 4 mm long, lobes acute, ciliate; corolla 4-5 mm long, lobes spreading, white. Capsule 3 x 2 mm, ovoid, glabrous; seeds angled; deep brown, ovoid, glabrous; seeds angled, deep brown.

Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


Hedyotis from Valparai for identification 200712MK02:

I saw this herb in a rain forest area of western ghats; the habitat was wet rocky. The was trailing up to 30-50cm longer and with leaves of 6×1.5 cm. The flowers are not more than 1cm long. Please help me to identify this plant. I think this Rubiaceae could be a Hedyotis sp.
Date: 12 July 2012
Alt.: 950 m asl
Place: Vaalparai, TN

I am not sure.. but please check Hedyotis neesiana Arn. or Diodella teres (Rubiaceae)

The leaves are coriaceous (thick leathery)

Look like Hedyotis neesiana Arn.
Syn: Hedyotis nitida Wight & Arn.; Oldenlandia nitida (Wight & Arn.) Gamble

Yes H. neesiana


241 ID wild plant:

Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Dist. Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 19.12.2021, 02.15pm
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: small shrub, erect, branches, obliquely, slender weak angular purple stem 02mm base diameter, annual
Height: 1.5 feet
Leaves: opposite, oblong, apex, size:06×1cm or less
Flower: axillary hracemose, diameter:02.5mm, white, non fragrant
Fruit: conical cup green into brown, size:02×1.5mm
Seed: brown, numerous, microgranular
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s

Something close to Spermacoce.
Pl. check the spelling.

I concur with …

Yes, close to Spermacoce pusilla, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,

Scleromitrion ??

It is more close to Scleromitrion verticillatum,

That may be correct !

I think it looks different from images at Scleromitrion verticillatum (L.) R.J.Wang, on closer checking of calyx etc.
I checked all species of this genus now listed at REVISITING THE HEDYOTIS–OLDENLANDIA COMPLEX IN INDIA, WITH A NOTE ON SCLEROMITRION December 2021 Edinburgh Journal of Botany 78:1-17 by M. D. Nandikar & S. P. Bramhadande.
Good work by Mayur ji.
To me it appears close to images at Hedyotis neesiana (now Scleromitrion neesianum (Arn.) Nandikar)


Requesting a herb id_290422-1:
A trailing, thick-leaved herb with beautiful tetramerous flowers borne axially.


Requesting a herb id_290422-1: 2 high res. images.
A trailing, thick-leaved herb with beautiful tetramerous flowers borne axially.

Scleromitrion verticillatum (L.) R.J.Wang ??

Pl. check as suggested with https://efloraofindia.com/2019/08/18/scleromitrion-verticillatum/

Appears more closer to images at Hedyotis neesiana




Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen India Biodiversity Portal  Herbarium JCB – IISc  A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon

Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (Description & Keys)  

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *