Melochia pyramidata L., Sp. Pl. 674 1753. (syn: Melochia domingensis Jacq.; Melochia pyramidata var. flava Kuntze; Melochia pyramidata var. grisebachii Kuntze; Melochia pyramidata var. normalis Kuntze; Melochia pyramidata var. pyramidata ; Moluchia domingensis Steud.; Moluchia fruticosa Medik.; Moluchia herbacea Medik.; Moluchia pyramidata (L.) Britton; Sida mathewsii Turcz.; Sida sabeana Buckley);
Common name: Pyramid Flower, Angelpod Melochia, Broomwood • Marathi: Veppulari
Melochia pyramidata : For Validation : Nasik : 16NOV15 : AK-3 : 03/03 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Found growing wild by the roadside in Nasik on 30th Oct,15.
so nice wild flower
Seems to match with images at
Floral Identification – Navi Mumbai : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)-1, 2 & 2 mb.
I found this flower near wetland of Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai. Went through plenty of webpages, Google image search and pages of FlowersOfIndia but no luck been offered. Can anyone help me with this?
Check with Melochia Species.
Could be Melochia pyramidata.
… idea is correct and it is indeed in FOI. look closely at all elements. you will find similarities, even in the older shriveled flower and buds and the edge of the leaf
Yep. initially I thought it would be part of Verbenaceae family due to it’s leaf parttern; I searched in same fashion but I was wrong.
Thanks a lot …for the Help. Yes it is Melochia pyramidata; all characteristics the matches with my observation. thanks once again.