Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild, Odisha semi-evergreen to moist deciduous forests, Shaded rocks in forests, cliffs, or stream side valleys.
Description: Annuals, leaves 1-6, lowermost solitary, leaves toward apex opposite; leaf blade narrowly to broadly ovate, Cymes scorpioid, 1-5 flowered. 
 
 


 

[EfloraIndia_161211PD02_Chirita hamosa_Flora of Odisha]: sharing the images of one of the common medicinal liana from Ranpur, Nayagarh.

Name of the species: Chirita hamosa
Family: Gesneriaceae
Place of Collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Odisha
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild, Odisha semi-evergreen to moist deciduous forests, Shaded rocks in forests, cliffs, or stream side valleys.
Description: Annuals, leaves 1-6, lowermost solitary, leaves toward apex opposite; leaf blade narrowly to broadly ovate, Cymes scorpioid, 1-5 flowered.
In forest region natives drink alcoholic drinks in large amount but never get diseases due to excess like urban natives. Why? Chirita hamosa


like herbs can answer this.


Many thanks … for ur insight in to C.hamosa. …, this is very common in High altitude mineral deposited rocks in Odisha and could be consider as a indicator species.


please find the habitat photo of C.hamosa. This is a complete bauxite deposit rock here.


is that all the different grey, greyish white and some light green patches various lichens?
what lichens grow on Bauxite??/ .. are they processing and hence useful in detoxifying aluminum contamination???


Yes mam they are lichens. there are three species of lichens shown here in the rock. i am yet identify them. but keeping the record for future monitoring. 

 

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Panna National Park … about 500 – 1800 ft asl
Date / Time: 15 SEP 13 at 01:41 PM … Altitude: about 787 ft asl
Chirita hamosa R. Br. … (family: Gesneriaceae)
Many thanks to … for the ID at my flickr photostream.
 … a picture taken from vicinity … shows trees lined on the cliff sending their roots below … gives a feeling to me that the inherent nature of roots is to reach earth and dig deep

Very beautiful pics again …. seems like this species has smaller flowers than the two I have seen..

The last picture is a bonus..


Wonder presentation, …
Chirita hamosa R.Br. is a synonym of Chirita violoides (Wall.) M.R.Almeida as per The Plant List.
Internal links of The Plant List also does not reflect any such linkage.
I could not find any such linkage anywhere else on the net.
It may thus be not correct ? Pl. clarify/ confirm. 
Flora of China does not show any such thing nor does India Biodiversity Portal  


The Plants List states Chirita hamosa R.Br.is a synonym of Chirita violoides (Wall.) M.R.Almeida with two-thirds of confidence. Hence I would go with Flora of China OR any of the sites that are discussing flora of India (like India Biodiversity Portal). … books Further Flower of Sahyadri too has this flower illustrated with the name Chirita hamosa R.Br.  Another site NPGS / GRIN is unfortunately gone down recently due to paucity of funds – which I had referred to check currency of the name.


Excellent presentation of a plant which is observed on shaded rocks in forests, cliffs, or streamside valleys.

Loved the series of photographs showing the complete nature of the herbaceous plant.


  

 

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