ID Request – North Bengal Wildflower – 2 : Attachments (2). 8 posts by 4 authors.

here is a set of photos of another wildflower – this one is very tiny – for which I would appreciate ID

these flowers are of Cyanotis family. Someone from that part of country, can throw more light on the species.

Thanks a lot, … I searched the net and indeed one of the two varieties found matches my flower – Cyanotis somaliensis.

Link for Cyanotis somaliensis: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Pussy%20Ears.html ( I feel desc. doesn’t matches with the posted pix).

Concise Flowers of Himalayas by Polunin & Stainton, only mentions one species i.e. Cyanotis vaga.

Links for it: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200027378 (desc. from FOC with syn. Tradescantia vaga, Cyanotis barbata, C. bulbosa, C. nobilis ) whose desc. seems to match.

This is a species of Cyanotis (Commelinaceae)

Need some pictures, showing the habit, to confirm the identity.

Thank you very much … O, it was four years ago, I have to find that folder to look through and find any habitat pictures I may have taken.

Cyanotis somaliensis ha got distribution in Somalia only not in India!


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