Erect herbs, stem minutely tubercled. Leaves clustered, to 4 x 0.3 cm, linear-lanceolate, 1-nerved, apex acute, margins revolute, sessile. Racemes terminal and axillary, unilateral, panicled, to 2 cm long; flowers 5-7, white; pedicel 0.5 cm; calyx tube 1 mm, lobes 1 mm; corolla tube 3 mm, lobes 1 mm; stamens included; ovary 1 mm, globose, style 2.5 mm, stigma bifid. Capsule 3 x 3 mm.

Flowering and fruiting: November-March
Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles

Images by Darshan Kokate (ID by Vijayasankar Raman), Inserted by Gurcharan Singh



Re: confirmation and identification of Hedyotis spp : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 2 authors.

sending images of Hedyotis for confirmation and identification of spp

It may be Kohautia aspera (= Hedyotis aspera).



ID request 040916SG : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Requesting ID of this weed, about 1’ high. Photo taken on 04 Sept. 16 at Solapur, Maharashtra.

It is Kohautia aspera (B.Heyne ex Roth) Bremek., Syn. Hedyotis aspera B.Heyne ex Roth; Oldenlandia aspera (B.Heyne ex Roth) DC. of Family: Rubiaceae

Puducherry  near sea coast

Date: October 15, 2019 … Altitude range: about 0 – 3 m (0 – 10 feet) asl

Kohautia aspera (B.Heyne ex Roth) Bremek. … popular as Oldenlandia aspera (B.Heyne ex Roth) DC.

Many thanks to … for help with ID at facebook.   

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