Much branched creeping herbs; stems terete, often rooting at the nodes. Leaves simple, verticillate, usually 4 at nodes, sessile, obovate, 5-7 x 2.5-4 mm, coriaceous or subcoriaceous apex rounded or shortly mucronate, margin entire; lateral nerves obscure, younger leaves often sparsely setose. Flowers axillary, solitary, sessile; bracts 2, oblong, 0.75- 1.0 x 0.5-0.75 mm, apex apiculate, trinerved, margin setose ciliate towards apex; bacteoles 8 (4 pairs) apex acuminate, margin long ciliate, reticulate. Sepals 4 in two opposite pairs; membranous, outside puberulous, inside glabrous, margin ciliated, reticulate; outer pair larger, anterior sepal oblong or oblong- lanceolate, 8.5-9.5 x 2.5-3.0 mm, apex acute, trinerved, posterior sepal lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, 8.5-9.5 x 2.0-2.5 mm, apex bifid, binerved; inner pair, smaller, lanceolate, 7.0-7.5 x 2.0-2.5 mm, apex acuminate, uninerved. Corolla bilabiate; tube 3.5-4.5 mm long, outside glabrous, inside with a ring of plumose hairs below the attachment of stamens; upper lip very short or rudimentary; lower lip 5.5- 6.5 mm long, trilobed, middle lobe smaller, densely covered with hooked or deflexed white hairs inside. Stamens 4, equal, filaments 1.25-1.5 mm long, thicker at the base, glabrous, prolonged above the insertion of the anther; anthers 1.5-1.75 x 0.5 mm, one- celled, margin and apex long ciliated. Ovary cylindrical, 1.5 mm long, glabrous, style 2.5-3.0 mm long, glabrous, base of the style produced downwards encircling the top of the ovary forming an inverted cup-like structure, stigma inconspicuous. 

Flowering and fruiting: November-December
Deciduous forests and scrub jungles
India and Sri Lanka
(From India Biodiversity Portal (Blepharis integrifolia)

images of an herb for idenfication, :  Attachments (4). 3 posts by 3 authors.
SENDING images of an herb for identification, looks like an member of acanthaceae, or fabacaceae din’t find it in flowering condition

It is Blepharis repens of Acanthaceae


Burdwan : Blepharis maderaspatensis (L.) B.Heyne ex Roth ??? :  Attachments (5). 4 posts by 3 authors.
A creeping, small, wild herb found today (19-01-14) in wasteland at Andal (Burdwan/Bardhaman District.

It may be Blepharis integrifolia (= B. repens = B. molluginifolia).
It doesn’t look like B. maderaspatensis to me.

Thank you once again … for the very probable ID.
(I too was feeling very uneasy to tag it with B. maderaspatensis)

Blepharis integrifolia (L.f.) E.Mey. & Drège ex Schinz.(=Blepharis molluginifolia) is the correct identity. … posting is correct


ANOCT50 Please identify this Blepharis sp. :  4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).

Road to Makalidurga
10th October 2014

It is Blepharis integrifolia (L.f.) E.Mey. & Drège ex Schinz (= Blepharis molluginifolia Pers)

Two links I found..
Flora of Karnataka


Blepharis repens (Vahl) Roth SN Jan15 04 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Blepharis repens (Vahl) Roth, prostrate wild herb from Kancheepuram district of Tamilnadu.

Please help me with these Telugu names (if valid) in native script …
bankathutturaBlepharis repenssome white paper

they are as follows 1. బంక తుత్తుర ;



ID of Blepharis sp. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Pl help me to arrive at identification of the attached Blepharis sp.
Observed in Tisaiyanvilai, Tirunelveli Dist of Tamilnadu.
Heads mostly 1-fld. many of the outer bracts barren, bracteoles elliptic or oblong sub-sessile, petals blue in colour.
It suits the description of B molluginifolia, which is a synm of B integrifolia as per the plant list.
Whether it could be Blepharis integrifolia var. clarkei (Schinz) Oberm

Pl. also see the images of the same species at http://redlist.sanbi.org/species.php?species=3900-39

Blepharis integrifolia (L.f.) E.Mey. & Drège ex Schinz only??
Because Blepharis integrifolia var. clarkei (Schinz) Oberm does not seem to have distribution in India.


Blepharis integrifolia for validation:: NS October 2021::01: 6 images.

This creeping herb was recorded from a sandy cliff of Haryana Siwaliks (alt. ca. 800 m). It seems matching with Blepharis integrifolia in my opinion.

I think the id can be validated with these images..




The Plant List (Syn. of Blepharis integrifolia (L.f.) E.Mey. & Drège ex Schinz) (Not considered) JSTOR  African Plant Database  India Biodiversity Portal (Blepharis integrifolia)
A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon -, Volume 12 By M. D. Dassanayake (2000- Details- Blepharis integrifolia (L.f.) E.Mey. with Blepharis repens (Vahl) Roth as a syn.)
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah India Biodiversity Portal (Blepharis repens)

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