Henckelia anachoreta (Hance) D.J.Middleton & Mich.Möller (Arunachal Pradesh to S. China and Indo-China, Taiwan: Assam, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Laos, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO)



Henckelia bifolia (D.Don) A.Dietr.


Henckelia incana (Vahl) Spreng. (Southern Asia as per Catalogue of Life)

Henckelia lachenensis (C.B.Clarke) D.J.Middleton & Mich.Möller (Sikkim to China (W. Yunnan): Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Tibet as per POWO)


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



Henckelia pradeepiana, a new species of Gesneriaceae from the southern Western Ghats, India by K.M. Manudev, A. Weber and Santhosh Nampy*- Rheedea Vol. 22(2) 119-123 2012

Abstract A new species of Gesneriaceae, Henckelia pradeepiana, is described from the southern Western Ghats, India. The species is remarkable by the presence of flat tubers, from which shoots with a single or few basal leaves and large and lax inflorescences (pair-flowered cymes) emerge. The corolla is white or pale violet and obliquely campanulate. Also remarkable is the bright yellow stigma with strongly expanded and sometimes slightly emarginate lower lip. This “chiritoid” stigma form supports the recent inclusion of most species of Chirita sect. Chirita into the newly defined genus Henckelia. The closest relative of H. pradeepiana is probably H. missionis, known from the Western Ghats of Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, some 400 km away from the former.


Rediscovery of Henckelia macrostachya (Gesneriaceae) from Kerala, India by Shaju, M. Rajendraprasad, S. M. Shareef, A. R. Beegam & A. G. Pandurangan- TAPROBANICA, ISSN 1800–427X. December, 2013. Vol. 05, No. 02: pp. 138–139, 1 pl. 


Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 20.4.14:

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name


Genera Henckelia (pdf)


Chirita: A Taxonomic Review by John Boggan 


Henckelia (Chirita) :  1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Henckelia

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Henckelia (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Gesneriaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.
If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.


Henckelias in efloraofindia:
Recent articles by Kanthraj et al. 2023 & Maity et al. 2024 in Henckelia resolved several of the Henckelias we have on efloraofindia:
1. What we have in Henckelia hookerii is Henckelia collegii-sancti-thomasii (https://efloraofindia.com/2020/10/02/henckelia-hookeri/)
2. Henckelia arupii is Henckelia hookerii (https://efloraofindia.com/2023/01/29/henckelia-arupii/)
3. Henckelia dasii is Henckelia peduncularis (https://efloraofindia.com/2017/03/17/henckelia-dasii/)



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