Gymnostachyum latifolium T.Anderson, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 505 1867. (syn: Cryptophragmium latifolium Dalzell; Phlogacanthus latifolius Wight (Unresolved));
Common name: Broad-Leaf Gymnostachyum
Subshrubs, stem with small warts. Leaves 9-12 x 5-6 cm, broadly elliptic, acuminate at apex, glabrous; nerves 10-13 pairs, nervules parallel; petiole 5-6 cm long. Panicles axillary and terminal, minutely strigose; bracts and bracteoles similar, linear. Flowers densely packed, pedicelled; sepals 5.5 mm long, lanceolate, basally united. Corolla 15 mm long, greenish-yellow, lobes oblong, obtuse; filaments thinly hairy at base. Capsule 2 x 0.2 cm, linear-oblong, acute; seeds ovoid, golden brown, densely hairy.
Flowering and fruiting: February-November
Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
Acanthaceae Fortnight :: Gymnostachyum latifolium :: Jog Falls :: DVMAR46/57 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.
Gymnostachyum latifolium T.Anderson
at Jog Falls on December 16, 2012
Acanthaceae Fortnight ::Gymnostachyum latifolium :: Jog Falls::: PKA-MAR91/91: : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7)
Seen this large herb near Jog Falls (North Karnataka).
Bot. name: Gymnostachyum latifolium
ANAPR18 Please identify this tree : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Date: March 2015
Place: Aralam WLS, Kerala
Habit: Short tree
Habitat: Evergreen forest
I am not very sure, but infl. looks some what like that of Gymnostachyum sp.. but i doubt as U mentioned the plant habit as tree..
Yes sir. This was a tree. Doubt if it can be Gymnostachyum sp.
… was right initally in identifying this as a Gymnostachyum sp.
This was validated as Gymnostachyum latifolium by …
I have misidentified its habit as a tree instead of a tall undershrub.
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