Parnassia mysorensis F. Heyne ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 35 1834. ;
Small scapigerous herbs. Leaves radical, orbicular to reniform, base cordate, 0.75-1.5 cm diam; petioles 1-4.5 cm long. Flowers solitary on scape, 6-12 cm long. Scape with a leafy bract at middle. Calyx broadly campanulate, 0.3-0.35 cm long, lobes 5, broadly ovate. Petals 5, white, broadly ovate, 0.4-0.5 x 0.2-0.25 cm. Stamens 5; staminodes 5, alternating with stamens. Ovary 0.3-0.4 cm long, ovoid, 1-celled; ovules many; style short; stigma 3-4. Capsules ovoid, 0.4-0.5 x 0.2-0.25 cm, 3-4 valved. Seeds minute, many.
Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Moist localities in grasslands and scrub jungles
Peninsular India and Eastern Himalayas
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
ANOCT77 Please identify this herb : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Baba Budan Giri
It is a species of Parnassia. But not looks like P.wightii which has fringed petals.
How about Parnassia mysorensis sir?
Excellent photographs. Thanks … for this interesting find.
Wow, simply superb.. Keep sharing…
Please see the thread where differentiating features are given by …
Attaching a recent picture of P.wightiana from Uttarakhand for comparison. Flower is 2-3cm across in it.
Picture of P.wightiana is here; forgot earlier.
Thank you very much sir. I feel it goes well with P. mysorensis.
Parnassia mysorensis suggested by … on Facebook Indian Flora.
Yes, Parnassia mysorensis as per images and details herein.