Dopatrium lobelioides (Retz.) Benth., Scroph. Ind. 31 1835. (Syn: Gratiola hyssopioides Roxb.; Gratiola lobelioides Retz.);
S-India, Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;
¿ doh-pah-TRI-um ? — perhaps from the Hindi dopatta (cotton shawl) … California Plant Names
commonly known as: lobelia-like dopatrium
Endemic to: southern peninsula of India
Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 2 By N. P. Singh (Keys- L. junceum & L. lobelioides)
Stem up to 80 cm high, spongy, thickened below. Radical leaves mostly crowded at base of stem, oblong-lanceolate to oblong, 3.2-5.5 x 1-1.7 cm, subacute at apex, cauline ones distant, 0.7-2 x 0.5-0.9 cm; all parallel-nerved. Panicles up to 22.5 cm long. Bracts ovate-oblong, up to 2 x 1 mm, becoming red with age. Pedicels 7-17mm, slender, sparsely glandular-pubescent. Calyx tube 1.5 mm long, minutely and sparsely glandular-hirsute without; lobes oblong, 1.5 x 1 mm. Corolla 10-13 mm long, pale bluish-purple; tube 5 mm long, minutely glandular-hispid without; throat sparsely scabrid; lower lip upto 14 mm across, midlobe broadly obovate, faintly 2-lobed, often with a large white blotch at base. Stamens inserted at top of corolla tube; filaments 1 mm long. Hypogynous disk pale yellow. Style short; lamellae of stigma broadly triangular-rhomboid. Capsule globose, 1.5-4 x 1.5-3 mm, tipped by withered style, glabrous; seeds oblong-cuneiform, 0.6 mm long, longitudinally ribbed, transversely rugose between ribs, blackish-brown.
Flowering and fruiting: August-January
Water logged fields and ponds
South India and Sri Lanka
Gratiola hyssopioides Roxb. = Dopatrium lobelioides Benth. : 2 correct images as above. 1 post by 1 author.
I do not have this plant. So, i upload relevant screenshots.
Thanks, …. I think 1st illustration may be Gratiola hyssopioides L., which is as syn. of Lindernia hyssopoides as per details herein.
Gratiola hyssopioides Roxb. is a syn. of Dopatrium lobelioides (Retz.) Benth.
Images at Dopatrium lobelioides (Retz.) Benth. page : 4 posts by 1 author.
Images at Dopatrium lobelioides (Retz.) Benth. page (in Flora of Peninsular India) are of Lindernia hyssopoides and not of Dopatrium lobelioides as per images and details herein.