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
ANDEC42 Please identify this Memecylon sp. : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Clicked at Amruth Herbal Garden, FRLHT, Bangalore
This Memecylon sp. was flowering in a pot. Had grown to about 3 feet in height.
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
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.