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
¿ low-bel-ee-OY-dees ? — resembling habit of water lobelia, Lobelia dortmanna

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 (in Flora of Peninsular India) are of Lindernia hyssopoides and not of Dopatrium lobelioides as per images and details herein.
Pl. correct.



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