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.
Kindly validate.

so nice wild flower

Seems to match with images at

Thanks a lot … It was evening time and low light. Hope I can take better pictures in my next visit.


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.


Melochia pyramidata L. :: Sasupada, Thane district :: Mar 14, 2021 · JUN23 DV557: 6 images.
Melochia pyramidata L.
Sasupada, Thane district :: Mar 14, 2021 · 2:06 PM IST :: about 14 m (46 ft)

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