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.
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.
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