Osbeckia gracilis Bedd., Madras J. Lit. Sci. ser. 3, 1: 45. 1864 (Syn: Osbeckia sublaevis Cogn. in A. & C. DC.; Osbeckia lineolata Gamble; Osbeckia lineolata Gamble var. anamalayana Giri & M.P. Nayar) as per Kerala plants & Melnet;
Stout shrubs; branches glaucous, glabrous. Leaves to 3.5 x 2 cm, elliptic-oblong, obtuse at apex and base, cuspidate, yellowish green, densely covered with half-adnated hairs spreading from midrib, 3-ribbed; petiole 3 mm long. Flowers in terminal cymes, pedicelled; calyx tube 7 mm long, densely simple-hairy, lobes 4 x 3 mm, ovate-oblong, obtuse, ciliate; petals 15 x 12 mm, obovate, ciliate, pink; anthers 5 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: January-April
Moist deciduous and shola forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
Eravikulam National Park :: Osbeckia aspera :: DV07JUL : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.
Eravikulam National Park
Date: June 4, 2014 … Base elevation: 2000m asl
Osbeckia aspera (L.) Blume … (family: Melastomataceae)
O. lineolata now synonym under O. gracilis
Names of Plants in India :: Osbeckia aspera (L.) Blume : 3 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
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Osbeckia aspera (L.) Blume … family: Melastomataceae or a.k.a. Melastomaceae
os-BEK-ee-a — Named for Pehr Osbeck, Swedish explorer and naturalist … Dave’s Botanary
AS-per-uh — rough … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: rough osbeckia, rough small-leaved spider flower • Malayalam: കാട്ടുകദളി kaattukadali • Tamil:காட்டுக்கடலை kattu-k-kadalai
botanical names: Osbeckia aspera (L.) Blume … synonyms: Melastoma asperum L. • Osbeckia wightiana Benth. ex Wight & Arn. …NPGS / GRIN Show trimmed content
Lovely closeup.. thanks for sharing …
Osbeckia gracilis as per another thread: Eravikulam National Park :: Osbeckia aspera :: DV07JUL
Osbeckia sp for id request : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Taken on 6 october 2015,
Place Munnar, Kerala
Petals dark purple.
Probably Osbeckia lineolata?
yes O. lineolata. but now synonym under O. gracilis
Images of Osbeckia aspera in FOI are of Osbeckia gracilis : 5 posts by 3 authors.
Images of Osbeckia aspera in FOI are of Osbeckia gracilis as per details herein.
Thanks very much … for pointing to the correct ID.
Will soon correct my notes at flickr.
Thanks …, Correction made:
Osbeckia gracilis : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)
Eravikulam WLS, near Munnar, Kerala, in the Nilgiris. First week of October 2018
love it esp the habitat picture. says so much
Kerala plants Melnet The Plant List Ver.1.1