Desmos viridiflorus Saff., Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 39: 506 1912. (Syn: Unona viridiflora Bedd. [Illegitimate]);

Images by E S Santhosh Kumar (Inserted by J.M.Garg)  


Young shoots rufous. Leaves 12-15 x 3 cm, ovate-lanceolate, apex acuminate, base rounded; petiole 0.6-0.8 cm long. Flowers solitary, pedicels to 4 cm long, slender; bracts 1.5-2 cm across, ovate, cordate at base; sepals 3 x 1.2 cm, ovate-lanceolate, dark green; outer petals 4.5 x 1.5 cm; inner petals narrower, silky pubescent, green. stamens ca 2 mm long; ovaries many, densely hairy, stigma obovoid, green.

Flowering and fruiting: April-October
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)

Desmos viridiflorus (Bedd.) Saff. from Idukki district, Kerala. Sorry for the bad photograph!!

D lawii and D viridiflorus are difficult id in the field. Would you please share how to dintinguish these two species.

For me, the pedicels are slender and long in D. lawii and are thick and short in D. viridiflorus.
Desmos viridiflorus.pdf as attachment.

Thank you for these useful illustrations, do we have a photograph in our collection?

Pl. see

May I know the generic difference between Desmos and Dasymaschalon.


1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett

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