Bothriospermum zeylanicum (J.Jacquin) Druce, Rep. Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 4: 610 1916 publ. 1917. (syn: Anchusa tenellum Hornem.; Anchusa zeylanica J.Jacquin (ambiguous synonym); Bothriospermum asperugoides Sieb. & Zucc.; Bothriospermum perenne Miq.; Bothriospermum tenellum (Hornem.) Fischer & C.A.Meyer; Bothriospermum tenellum var. asperugoides (Sieb. & Zucc.)
Maxim.; Cynoglossum diffusum Roxb.; Cynoglossum prostratum Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don; Myosotis anchusiformis Griff.);   

Russian Far East, China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei,
Heilongjiang, Hunan, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Shaanxi,
Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Taiwan, Afghanistan (Kunar /
Nuristan, Nangarhar), India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Java (I), Japan (Hokkaido,
Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), Ryukyu Isl., North Korea, South Korea, Pakistan
(Pakistani Punjab), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Philippines
(Luzon), Bonin Isl. (Keetaajima, Chichijima, Hahajima), Hawaii (I) (Oahu (I)
(Wa: Kolekole Pass (I)), Hawaii Isl. (I)), Bhutan as per Catalogue of Life;

Fisch. & Mey. Ind. Sem. 1835, 24 ; adpressedly hispid, leaves ovate-lanceolate lower petioled, pedicels axillary as long as the calyx, scar of the nutlets elliptic longitudinal. DC. Prodr. x. 116. B. asperugoides, Sieb. & Zucc. Fam. Nat. Jap. ii. 26. Anchusa tenella, Hornem. ; Roem. & Sch. Syst. iv. 100. A. zeylanica, Jacq. f. Ecl. i. 47, t. 29. Cynoglossum diffusum, Roxb. Fl. Ind. ed. Carey & Wall. ii. 7 ; Wall. Cat. 925. C. prostratum, Don Prodr. 100.

Throughout N. INDIA, alt. 0-4000 ft., from the foot of the N.W. Himalaya and Jubbulpore to BHOTAN and KHASIA ; not common.—DISTRIB. Amurland, Japan, China, with neighbouring islands, (Mauritius introduced). Usually prostrate or diffuse, 1-2 ft. with elongate branches and distant axillary flowers ; sometimes suberect 3-6 in. with erect, close racemes. Leaves 1 by 1/4-1/3 in., subacute. Calyx-lobes in fruit 1/8-1/6 in., lanceolata or linear. Corolla 1/6 in. diam., white. Nutlets 1/20-1/16 in. ; scar more than half their length.
(From The Flora of British India (1883) from IBIS Flora)

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Bothriospermum tenellum (Boraginaceae) from Uttarakhand_DSR_March_05 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

This tiny, short-lived, spring annual herb grows here in Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) along roads and in lawns.
But due to very small size and white flowers (similar to Stellaria media with which it often shares the habitat) it escapes notice.
More importantly Bothriospermum tenellum (Hornem.) Fisch.& C.A.Mey. [Boraginaceae] is not represented in eFI.

Really interesting upload …




SK 2545 17 March 2020 – Mycophyta : 13 posts by 3 authors. 8 images- 3 to 7 mb each.

Location: Panipokhari, Kathmandu
Date: 13 March 2020
Elevation: 1350 m.
Habit : Wild 
Boraginaceae ??

I think close to Bothriospermum tenellum (Hornem.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey. as per images and details herein.
Also see zhiwutong  Wikimedia Commons  wikispecies

Yes it is. The correct name is B. zeylanicum as per POWO and CoL

Yes I have checked.