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Hoppea Willd. (Gentianaceae)


The genus Hoppea has two species distributed mainly in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Both the species occur in India.

Key to the species of Hoppea [1]

1.  Flowers sessile or pedicellate; calyx longer than the corolla lobes; corolla yellow; stamens inserted below the sinuses……………….…H. dichotoma
1.  Flowers always sessile; calyx shorter than the corolla lobes; corolla cream or white; stamens inserted close to the sinuses……………..H. fastigiata

1.  Hoppea dichotoma Willd.

     Synonyms: Canscora pusilla Roem. & Schult.; Pladera pusilla Roxb.; Cicendia roxburghii Griseb.

     Distribution: Global: India, Africa (Senagal), Ethiopia and Philippines. India: Almost throughout.

2.  Hoppea fastigiata (Griseb.) C.B.Clarke
     Synonyms: Exacum fastigiatum Arn. ex Griseb.; Pladera pusilla Thwaites; Pladera fastigiata C.B.Clarke;
Exacum
     concinnum Miq. ex C.B.Clarke
     Distribution: Global: India and Sri Lanka. India: Eastern and peninsular India (?).

References:
[1].
Shahina
P.M. and Santhosh Nampy. 2013. Anatomy
and morphology of the genus Hoppea Willd. (Gentianaceae). International Journal of Plant, Animal and
Environmental Sciences
3(4):178-186.

 

[2]. Thiv M. 2003. A taxonomic revision of Canscora, Cracosna, Duplipeta, Hoppea, Microrphium, Phyllocyclus and Schinziella (Gentianaceae-Canscorinae). Blumea 48 (1): 1-46.

Links to other references:

Flora of Pakistan
Indian Gentianaceae: A Checklist

 
ANATOMY AND MORPHOLOGY OF THE GENUS HOPPEA WILLD. (GENTIANACEAE) by Shahina P.M. and Santhosh Nampy- International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences- International journal of plant, animal and environmental sciences 10/2013; 3(4):178-186-

ABSTRACT: Hoppea (Gentianaceae) is represented by two species in the world, both occur in India. Since scanty information is available for these species, detailed morphology and anatomy are provided here to facilitate easy identification.


 

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Hoppea dichotoma Willd. Herb Plains to Low Altitude , Moist Localities Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Matthew 1983 Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Kancheepuram, Madurai, Puddukkottai, Salem, Thiruvallur, Tiruchchirappalli, Viluppuram
Hoppea fastigiata (Griseb.) Clarke Herb Plains to Low Altitude , Moist Localities Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987; Matthew 1983 Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Tirunelveli


 
 
Indian Gentianaceae: A Check-list By Sunita Garg (1988)- Brief details-
Hoppea dichotoma f. pedicellata S.R.Paulis a synonym of Hoppea dichotoma
Hoppea fastigiata (Griseb.) C.B.Clarke


 
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with keys

Hoppea fastigiata (Griseb.) C.B.Clarke


 
Gentianaceae: Systematics and Natural History edited by Lena Struwe, Victor A. Albert (2002)- Details-

Hoppea fastigiata (Griseb.) C.B.Clarke


 
Biodiversity in India, Volume 4 edited by T. Pullaiah (2006)- Details- p. 305-

 
 
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details-

 
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details-

 
 
Floristic Plants of the World By Rashtra Vardhana (2006)- Brief details-

 
Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur and Damoh By G. P. Roy, B. K. Shukla, Bhaskar Datt (1992)- Details-

  
Our coordinator for Gentainaceae fortnight has recently published the following paper. Pl. see
ANATOMY AND MORPHOLOGY OF THE GENUS HOPPEA WILLD. (GENTIANACEAE) by Shahina P.M. and Santhosh Nampy- International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences- International journal of plant, animal and environmental sciences 10/2013; 3(4):178-186-
ABSTRACT: Hoppea (Gentianaceae) is represented by two species in the world, both occur in India. Since scanty information is available for these species, detailed morphology and anatomy are provided here to facilitate easy identification.
Congrats to Shahina ji & Santhosh ji for the wonderful work.


 
 
 

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