Memecylon randerianum S.M.Almeida & M.R.Almeida, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 85(3): 521 , nom. nov. 1989 [1988 publ. 1989].;
Bushy shrubs. Leaves 5-12 x 1.5-4 cm, ovate, apex gradually acute, cordate at base, sessile; nerves obscure. Flowers fascicled in very dense many-flowered cymes; peduncles 1-2 mm long; pedicels short, 1-2 mm long. Calyx tube 1-2 mm long, campanulate, truncate at apex. Petals 1-2 mm long, obovate, blue. Style subulate, c. 3 mm long. Berry 4-5 mm across, globose.
Flowering and fruiting: February-May
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, and also in sacred groves
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
from India Biodiversity Portal)
ANDEC42 Please identify this Memecylon sp. : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Clicked at Amruth Herbal Garden, FRLHT, Bangalore
I assume the plant was collected from some place in the western ghats and then propagated in this garden. Can it be Memecylon randeriana? http://biotik.org/india/species/m/memerand/memerand_en.html
very nice. cant help with differential but appreciate your pictures
Thank you so much ma’am. This was from before I started going to forests regularly. Hence was pleasantly surprised to find this beauty of a plant flowering in a nursery.
M. randerianum Almeda
Id requested for the following attachment..
Date/Time-: 12/05/11 – 08:30
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada, Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- tree
looking like Cryptolepis
This Could be Memecylon sp.
… unless … is confident about the plant growing into a tree, my guess: this could be some Asclepiad climber.
My guess is that this could be a species of either Ixora or Memecylon.
Appears close to images at Memecylon depressum Benth.
mostly it is Memecylon randerianum
but when checked in eflora of India it is completely different with the leaf arrangement in the uploads
Memecylon is one of the large genus with about 400 species with complexity.. hence experience is required to deal
M.randerianum almada & almeda