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
Evergreen forests
Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


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
Family: Acanthaceae

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.


Tamil name(s) of Gymnostachyum latifolium (Dalzell) T.Anderson:

Please help validate this name of Gymnostachyum latifolium (Dalzell) T.Anderson in native script.
Reference: Narasimhan, D. & Irwin, Sheeba. (2021). Flowering Plants of Tamil Nadu: A Compendium.
My attempt: பெரிய இலை முயல் பல் பூ

Your transcription of the Tamil name is perfect!


Names of Plants in India :: Gymnostachyum latifolium (Dalzell) T.Anderson: 1 image.

jim-no-STAY-kee-um — Greek: gymnos (naked), stachyum (flower spikes) … Dave’s Botanary
lat-ee-FOH-lee-um or lat-ih-FOH-lee-um — wide leaves … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: broad-leaf gymnostachyum • Tamil: பெரிய இலை முயல் பல் பூ periya ilai muyal pal poo

botanical namesGymnostachyum latifolium (Dalzell) T.Anderson … homotypic synonymsCryptophragmium latifolium Dalzell • Phlogacanthus latifolius (Dalzell) Wight … POWO

Bibliography / etymology

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broad-leaf gymnostachyum
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no given name / no name found
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no given name / no name found
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no given name / no name found
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no given name / no name found
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பெரிய இலை முயல் பல் பூ periya ilai muyal pal poo
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The Plant List Ver.1.1  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  Kerala Plants  Herbarium Catalogue
Biodiversity in India, Volume 2 edited by T. Pullaiah (2003)

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