Memecylon depressum Benth., Numer. List [Wallich] n. 4101 1831.;
Shrubs; branchlets tetragonous towards the upper part of each internode, terete below. Leaves to 13 x 5.5 cm, ovate-oblong, acute at apex, subsessile, brown when dried, nerves about 12 pairs, subdistinct. Cymes 2.5 cm across, densely branched. Flowers 4 mm across, many-together; calyx teeth acute; petals 2.2 x 1.5 cm, ovate, acute, bluish white, filaments 1.5 mm long, anthers 1.5 mm long, curved; style 3 mm long. Berry 7 mm across.
Flowering and fruiting: January-March
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Memecylon umbellatum (Melastomataceae)
Habit: Small tree
Habitat: Wild, Moist deciduous forest
Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl
This is not M. umbellatum sir. Leaves should be distinctly petiolate but image no. 32 shows amplexicaule leaves.
I checked the images of both M.umbellatum and M.malabaricum in the Digital Flora of Karnataka with reference to the keys.The leaves in M.umbellatum are little bit petiolate rather than sessile-sub sessile as in M.malabaricum. Considering the sessile leaves and sub-sessile cluster of flowers in the uploaded specimen, it might be M.malabaricum as you have pointed out.
TSP-APR2016-29-329: Images of Memecylon depressum ( Melastomataceae) : 5 posts by 3 authors.
It is my pleasure to share few images of Memecylon depressum (Melastomataceae)…..Branches tetragonous towards the upper part of each internode, leaves sub-sessile, acute, with about 12 pair of nerves.
Habit: A large shrub
Habitat: Wild evergreen forests
Sighting: Vanagoor, Sakaleshpur and Kottigehara, Chikmagalur, Karnataka about 1000 msl and 1200 msl respectively
Date: 31-01-2016 (Kottigehara) and 28-04-2016 (Vanagoor)
very nice complete set as usual. i did not see the “Branches tetragonous towards the upper part of each internode” may be i am missing the point? do not these flowers starting out as blue?
Thanks … Kindly zoom in on one of the images with leaves and a bunch of fruit or even the image showing only the leaves.
Memecylone for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
This fabulous from Silent vallely kerala
Dated 10 july 2009
Memecylon species so far in efi
Memecylon depressum Benth
Memecylon deccanense Clarke : Attachments (2). 6 posts by 4 authors.
Memecylon deccanense Clarke
66m altitude, N10.43687, E076.47243
Kerala forest research Centre arboretum way Chimney dam Peechi (Thrissur – Kerala )
Flowering and Fruiting
I think it represents Memecylon sessile
Accepted name for Memecylon sessile A. Chev. is Warneckea guineensis (Keay) Jacq.-Fél., Adansonia, sér. 2, 18: 235: t. 3(A) (1978) as per Melnet.
Forwarding for validation as Memecylon sessile Benth. ex Wight & Arn. or otherwise pl.
M. depressum Benth ex trina
Are the images at the following link properly identified: