Hoppea fastigiata (Griseb.) C.B.Clarke, Fl. Brit. India 4: 100 1883. (Syn: Cicendia fastigiata Griseb.; Exacum concinnum Miq. ex C.B.Clarke; Exacum fastigiatum Arn. ex Griseb. [Invalid]; Pladera fastigiata C.B.Clarke (Unresolved); Pladera pusilla Thwaites (Unresolved));
Small branched herbs. Leaves opposite, 4-8 x 2-5 mm, ovate, subsessile. Cymes terminal and axillary; peduncles to 5 mm, calyx tube 4 mm, teeth 2 mm, lanceolate, acuminate; corolla tube 4 mm, lobes unequal, lanceolate; stamen 1 perfect, 3 sterile; ovary ellipsoid, one celled, many ovuled, stigma 2 lobed.
Flowering and fruiting: September-October
Deciduous forests and grasslands, also in the plains
Peninsular India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
H. fastigiata : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
Hoppea fastigiata from Chelannur, kerala
A tiny Gentianaceae. We have H.dichotoma here in Uttarakhand which grows on steep slopes often with mosses.
Hopea dichotoma Vahl SN 151117 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Wild herb from Pazayangadi area of Kannur dt Kerala
Looks much different from images at Hoppea dichotoma Willd.
Appears close to images at Hoppea fastigiata (Griseb.) C.B.Clarke (but I am totally unsure).
Does it have yellow corolla ? I am doubtful in view of details & illustration at
Pl refer the herbarium specimen.
Attachments (1)- hopea dichot.JPG
Pl. also check latest publication with beautiful illustrations at
In your specimen its says green flowers, but here these appears to be yellowish. But greenish can be closer to yellowish. Although latest publication as above does not mention such colours.
As the corolla is exserted, it is Hoppea fastigiata (Griseb.) C.B.Clarke only