Tinantia erecta (Jacq.) Schltdl., Linnaea 25: 185 1852. (Syn: Commelina rosea Schltdl.; Ephemerum racemosum Moench; Pogomesia erecta (Jacq.) Standl.; Pogomesia undata (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Raf.; Tinantia erecta f. puberula Standl. & Steyerm.; Tinantia fugax Scheidw. .; Tinantia latifolia (Ruiz & Pav.) Schltdl. [Invalid]; Tinantia modesta Brandegee; Tinantia undata (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Schltdl.; Tradescantia bifida Roth; Tradescantia commelina Neuenh.; Tradescantia erecta Jacq.; Tradescantia erecta Cav.; Tradescantia latifolia Ruiz & Pav.; Tradescantia malabarica Herb. ex Schult. & Schult.f.; Tradescantia recta Raeusch.; Tradescantia undata Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.; Tradescantia undata Humb. & Bonpl.; Tradescantia undulata Vahl);
Upright Spiderwort, Widow’s tears;
Herb For id from Dehradun-Mussoorie Road: This herb was shot from Dehradun-Mussoorie road in September 2010 and for me this can be any Commelinaceae member. I know and regret for bad quality pics, but still hope to find id as the flower colour looks quite unusual to me.
It was raining badly that day, I could not get any better pics of this. I hope I can get clue up to Genus level, if not species.
… thank you for sharing such a beautiful Tricarpelema J. K. Morton and your guess is right, this is Commelinaceae member.
Exactly could not say the species, because this genus having great diversity in NE India,.
Total 8 species, only 1 species was found in Africa while remaining 8 are distributed through NE India to the Philippines and Borneo.
I am taking my words back … and all……….
This could be Tinantia erecta . Family- Commelinaceae
This looks like Tinantia erecta, a genus new to me…thanks for your efforts..