Laurembergia coccinea (Blume) Kanitz, Fl. Bras. 13(2): 377 1882. (Syn: Epilithes coccinea Blume);


Nilgiris: small Herb for identification 301112MK01: 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Please help me to identify this herb found among the grasslands in nilgiris upper plateau. Is this any Caryophyllaceae member?
Plant size: 10 cm
Leaf: 1 cm long
Location: Western Catchement, Nilgiris, TN
Date: 22 Oct 2012

This could be Laurembergia coccinea (Blume) Kanitz (Haloragaceae
Procumbent herbs; stem pilose, reddish. Leaves to 1 x 0.5 cm, oblanceolate, dentate, hairy. Female flowers sessile, axillary, 3-5-together; sepals 4, 0.5 mm long, hispid; petals absent; ovary 1-celled; ovules 4; styles 4; short. Male flowers pedicelled; sepals 4, similar to female flowers; petals 4, 3 mm long, yellow; stamens 8, filaments short; anthers 3 mm long, oblong. Capsule 1-seeded, hispid, 1 mm long, subglobose. 
Distribution: Indo-Malesia

Many thanks … for the identification as well the description.


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